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 May 17, 2019 May 10, 2019 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 470 476 476 597
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 345 352 350 413
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 332 332 332 442
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 284 290 289 359
 
 

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" 4-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 May 17, 2019 May 10, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 352 353 353 431
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 383 383 384 441
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 406 398 418 486
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 255 255 259 377
 
 

Pulp prices

Figure 3: Monthly pulp prices

U.S. dollars per metric ton

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.
  April 2019 March 2019 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,330 1,360 1,363 1,394
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,040 1,070 1,072 1,173
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 715 730 723 812
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 530 540 533 573
 
 

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.
  May 17, 2019 May 10, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.120 1.121 1.120 1.148
U.S.—Canada 0.743 0.743 0.745 0.759
 
Source: Federal Reserve