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 June 23, 2017 June 16, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 555 549 552 522
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 397 397 399 376
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 374 370 373 350
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 324 324 324 285
 
 

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 June 23, 2017 June 16, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 410 407 405 389
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 363 363 363 379
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 482 470 462 421
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 440 435 428 386
 
 

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.
  May 2017 April 2017 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1100 1080 1080 1022
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 890 860 863 827
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 670 685 672 627
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 590 585 573 501
 
 

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.
  June 23, 2017 June 16, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.115 1.120 1.120 1.090
U.S.—Canada 0.754 0.753 0.748 0.754
 
Source: Federal Reserve