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Midweek Market Report

Updated every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Last update: January 16, 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
Jan 15
Friday Prior
Jan 11
Framing Lumber Composite Price* $329 $327 $328
Structural Panel Composite Price* $367 $366 $366

Midweek Prices for Key Items

Lumber price per thousand board feet. Panel prices per thousand square feet. This Week
Jan 15
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price $334
Southern (west-east) 15/32-inch 4-ply rated sheathing plywood $365-400
North Central 7/16-inch Oriented Strand Board $210


* 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

Trading in framing lumber picked up modestly amid more curtailment news out of Western Canada. Buyers stepped in more earnestly, believing downside risk was minimal and the upside potential was increasing. March and May futures rose sharply Tuesday. Conservative trading permeated lumber and structural panel markets in the South, as log decks dwindled due to saturated forests. 

Monday, January 21, 2019


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