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 February 17, 2017 February 10, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 540 535 517 496
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 405 391 379 353
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 388 388 352 252
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 320 320 294 318
 
 

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 February 17, 2017 February 10, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 401 387 381 373
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 403 388 381 377
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 408 392 390 404
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 395 375 371 352
 
 

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.
  January 2017 December 2016 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1005 990 997 985
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 817.5 810 813 807
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 617.5 600 604 607
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 515 477.5 489 445
 
 

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.
  February 17, 2017 February 10, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.061 1.069 1.070 1.103
U.S.—Canada 0.764 0.762 0.763 0.762
 
Source: Federal Reserve