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 March 27, 2020 March 20, 2020 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 525 535 555 520
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 381 403 408 367
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 356 406 414 379
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 326 346 346 289
 
 

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 March 27, 2020 March 20, 2020 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 399 419 419 353
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 385 413 413 368
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 390 412 420 404
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 380 400 400 283
 
 

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.
  February 2020 January 2020 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,130 1,120 1,123 1,195
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 840 820 827 896
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 580 570 573 604
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 490 475 480 476
 
 

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.
  March 27, 2020 March 20, 2020 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.089 1.086 1.105 1.111
Canada—U.S. 0.700 0.699 0.718 0.752
 
Source: Federal Reserve