Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

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Softwood lumber prices

Figure 1: Weekly lumber prices in North America

Weekly lumber prices in North America

Note: Eastern spruce-pine-fir 2x4 #2 and better, Random Lengths composite prices and western spruce-pine-fir 2x4 #2 and better, kiln dried
Sources: 1) Random Lengths, used with publisher's permission
2) Madison's Lumber Reporter, used with permission granted by the publisher

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Table 1: Weekly softwood lumber prices in North America

This table shows weekly softwood lumber prices in North America for the current week, as well as a 4-week and 52 week averages.
Dollars per thousand board feet December 2, 2016 November 25, 2016 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 498 492 493 487
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 355 349 349 342
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 322 314 313 236
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 260 260 257 305
 
 

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Panel prices

Figure 2: Weekly panel prices in North America

U.S. dollars per thousand square feet

Weekly panel prices in North America

Note: Random Lengths structural panels composite prices, 15/32" 3-ply exterior southern, 1/2" 4-ply exterior western and 7/16" oriented strand board (north central)
Sources: 1) Random Lengths, used with publisher's permission
2) Madison's Lumber Reporter, used with permission granted by the publisher

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Table 2: Weekly panel prices in North America

This table shows weekly panel prices in North America for the current week, as well as a 4-week and 52 week averages.
U.S. dollars per thousand square feet December 2, 2016 November 25, 2016 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 364 363 364 369
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 368 368 367 380
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 387 387 387 401
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 365 365 365 340
 
 

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Pulp prices

Figure 3: Monthly pulp prices

U.S. dollars per metric tonne

Monthly pulp prices. Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S., Europe and China) and bleached chemithermomechanical (China) prices.

Source: Brian McClay & Associés inc., used with permission granted by the publisher

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Table 3: Monthly pulp pricesFootnote a

This table shows monthly prices of U.S.-NBSK pulp, Europe-NBSK pulp, China-NBSK pulp and China-BCTMP as well as their 3- and 12-month average in U.S. dollars per metric ton.
  October 2016 September 2016 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1000 1000 1000 971
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 810 810 811 804
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 600 605 603 605
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 472.5 470 469 418
 
 

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Exchange rates

Figure 4: Weekly exchange rates

Weekly exchange rates U.S.-Euro and US-Canada exchange rates

Source: Federal Reserve

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Table 4: Weekly exchange rates

This table shows weekly exchange rates for the current week, as well as a 4-week and 52 week averages.
  December 2, 2016 November 25, 2016 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.062 1.059 1.072 1.111
U.S.—Canada 0.748 0.743 0.745 0.754
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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