Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

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June 21, 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 June 17, 2016 June 10, 2016 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 500 500 504 451
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 349 352 353 327
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 322 322 325 204
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 244 248 251 282
 
 

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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 June 17, 2016 June 10, 2016 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 371 372 374 358
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 371 365 370 387
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 430 429 422 392
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 335 345 343 301
 
 

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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.
  May 2016 April 2016 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 980 965 965 958
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 805 795 798 814
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 625 605 608 619
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (ChinaFootnote b) 410 395 397 390
 
 

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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.
  June 17, 2016 June 10, 2016 4-week average   52-week average  
U.S.—Euro 1.123 1.134 1.123 1.110
U.S.—Canada 0.776 0.784 0.773 0.755
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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