Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

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July 19, 2016

 

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 July 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 513 508 506 457
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 352 349 349 327
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 326 322 323 206
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 248 248 246 283
 
 

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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 July 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 391 383 382 360
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 400 395 391 385
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 427 415 419 393
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 368 325 333 309
 
 

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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.
  June 2016 May 2016 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1000 980 982 960
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 815 805 805 811
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 630 625 620 615
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 435 410 413 391
 
 

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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.
  July 15, 2016 July 8, 2016 4-week average   52-week average  
U.S.—Euro 1.108 1.107 1.120 1.111
U.S.—Canada 0.769 0.769 0.772 0.754
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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