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 5, 2018 December 29, 2017 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 622 620 621 579
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 436 433 433 414
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 470 472 472 414
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 340 352 349 331
 
 

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 5, 2018 December 29, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 437 434 432 438
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 473 465 463 420
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 460 423 432 478
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 405 440 431 461
 
 

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.
  November 2017 October 2017 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1190 1160 1160 1133
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1000 960 960 931
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 895 820 810 741
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 695 655 653 621
 
 

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 5, 2018 December 29, 2017 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.205 1.194 1.190 1.133
U.S.—Canada 0.801 0.793 0.788 0.772
 
Source: Federal Reserve