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 January 13, 2017 January 6, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 497 502 500 491
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 356 357 358 347
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 318 318 320 243
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 268 268 270 310
 
 

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 January 13, 2017 January 6, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 369 370 369 370
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 363 365 364 377
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 391 391 391 403
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 375 375 375 346
 
 

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.
  December 2016 November 2016 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 990 995 995 980
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 810 810 810 805
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 600 595 598 605
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 477.5 475 475 434
 
 

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.
  January 13, 2017 January 6, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.059 1.051 1.050 1.107
U.S.—Canada 0.759 0.752 0.749 0.757
 
Source: Federal Reserve