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 March 17, 2017 March 10, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 538 525 535 502
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 396 402 404 360
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 358 370 375 258
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 294 302 308 325
 
 

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 March 17, 2017 March 10, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 402 404 405 377
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 395 404 404 378
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 415 412 412 407
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 405 395 396 358
 
 

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.
  February 2017 January 2017 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1030 1005 1008 993
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 830 817.5 819 810
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 640 617.5 619 611
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 530 515 508 457
 
 

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.
  March 17, 2017 March 10, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.069 1.059 1.061 1.100
U.S.—Canada 0.746 0.743 0.751 0.762
 
Source: Federal Reserve