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 April 14, 2017 April 7, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 563 552 551 509
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 433 414 412 365
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 450 380 414 334
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 374 404 344 269
 
 

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 April 14, 2017 April 7, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 420 410 408 381
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 395 385 386 378
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 445 435 430 412
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 435 425 418 366
 
 

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.
  March 2017 February 2017 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1060 1030 1032 1002
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 840 830 829 814
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 660 640 639 616
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 540 530 528 470
 
 

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.
  April 14, 2017 April 7, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.062 1.065 1.071 1.095
U.S.—Canada 0.751 0.746 0.749 0.761
 
Source: Federal Reserve