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 August 19, 2016 August 12, 2016 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 525 524 523 465
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 368 369 367 331
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 330 330 329 212
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 252 250 252 287
 
 

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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 August 19, 2016 August 12, 2016 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 392 394 395 364
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 377 376 380 385
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 461 456 453 395
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 385 380 378 322
 
 

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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.
  July 2016 June 2016 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1000 1000 993 961
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 815 815 812 809
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 615 630 623 612
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 457.5 435 434 396
 
 

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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.
  August 19, 2016 August 12, 2016 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.128 1.114 1.115 1.112
U.S.—Canada 0.777 0.766 0.767 0.754
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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