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Midweek Market Report

Updated every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: October 18, 2017.

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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
Oct 17
Friday Prior
Oct 13
Framing Lumber Composite Price* $438 $440 $440
Structural Panel Composite Price* $538 $538 $536

Midweek Prices for Key Items

Lumber price per thousand board feet. Panel prices per thousand square feet. This Week
Oct 17
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price $448
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood $512-530
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board $455


* 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

Upward pressure persisted on some framing lumber items, but not on others. Traders reported a measured start to the week. Mills, buoyed by healthy order files in many markets, commanded their quotes. However, buyers were hesitant, as many shipments wouldn’t arrive until December. Buyers looked for coverage from distributors, while secondaries went back to the mill for replenishment. Panel trading slowed. Trucking struggles persisted. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017


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