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 11, 2019 January 4, 2019 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 475 475 478 664
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 327 329 333 459
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 328 334 338 497
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 284 284 284 383
 
 

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 11, 2019 January 4, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 366 365 366 482
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 380 380 380 488
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 470 441 452 516
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 285 295 294 449
 
 

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 2018 November 2018 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,450 1,460 1,447 1,220
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,170 1,200 1,200 857
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 705 820 800 853
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 532 570 562 1417
 
 

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

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This table shows weekly exchange rates for the current week, as well as a 4-week and 52 week averages.
  January 11, 2019 January 4, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.149 1.142 1.140 1.182
U.S.—Canada 0.754 0.738 0.748 0.772
 
Source: Federal Reserve