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 October 13, 2017 October 6, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 639 632 625 546
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 440 440 436 395
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 438 430 429 376
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 348 340 339 310
 
 

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 October 13, 2017 October 6, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 538 536 531 416
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 521 521 519 396
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 524 557 570 469
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 606 606 582 431
 
 

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.
  September 2017 August 2017 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1130 1100 1100 1103
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 920 905 905 897
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 715 675 677 661
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 610 590 590 583
 
 

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.
  October 13, 2017 October 6, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.183 1.174 1.183 1.108
U.S.—Canada 0.800 0.799 0.805 0.763
 
Source: Federal Reserve