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Midweek Market Report

Updated every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: September 19, 2018.

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The Midweek Market Report is an abbreviated version of the full Midweek report, which updates prices of more than 150 key lumber and panel products. A brief overview of market activity is included. Contact Random Lengths for a free sample issue.

Midweek Composite Prices

  This Week
Sep 18
Friday Prior
Sep 14
Framing Lumber Composite Price* $433 $441 $449
Structural Panel Composite Price* $477 $477 $474

Midweek Prices for Key Items

Lumber price per thousand board feet. Panel prices per thousand square feet. This Week
Sep 18
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price $412
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood $470-515
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board $345


* Framing Lumber Composite Price is a weighted average of 15 key items
* Structural Panel Composite Price is a weighted average of 11 key items

Midweek Market Report

Framing lumber prices were in a free-fall, and buyers laid low. Mills sought offers on prompt-shipping loads, but found many customers still working through higher-priced inventories. Hurricane Florence forced mills in the Carolinas to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues. However, the storm’s overall impact on the market was minimal. Demand eased for structural panels.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


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