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 November 9, 2018 November 2, 2018 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 465 452 467 685
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 337 337 345 473
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 322 314 332 517
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 254 254 263 393
 
 

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 November 9, 2018 November 2 2018 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 386 387 393 491
15/32" 3-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 380 380 394 498
9.5mm 3-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 421 410 407 512
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 325 325 345 471
 
 

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.
  October 2018 September 2018 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,415 1,415 1,412 1,396
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,230 1,230 1,230 1,229
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 875 875 872 884
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 595 595 595 601
 
 

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.
  November 9, 2018 November 2, 2018 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.137 1.137 1.143 1.188
U.S.—Canada 0.762 0.762 0.765 0.777
 
Source: Federal Reserve