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 12, 2018 January 5, 2018 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 635 622 624 581
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 445 436 437 416
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 486 470 475 417
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 348 340 348 333
 
 

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 12, 2018 January 5, 2018 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 444 437 437 439
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 485 473 471 422
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 465 460 443 479
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 400 405 421 462
 
 

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 2017 November 2017 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1215 1190 1188 1159
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1030 1000 997 962
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 900 895 872 806
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 700 695 683 652
 
 

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 12, 2018 January 5, 2018 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.200 1.205 1.196 1.136
U.S.—Canada 0.801 0.801 0.794 0.773
 
Source: Federal Reserve