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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

October 20, 2021

The most recent prices for key forest sector products in Canada published on a weekly basis by the Canadian Forest Service.

Information includes:


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 October 15, 2021 October 8, 2021 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 800 765 754 1,138
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 545 516 506 833
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 580 580 553 873
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 385 385 380 740
 
 

Panel prices

Figure 2: Weekly panel prices in North America

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.
Dollars per thousand square feet October 15, 2021 October 8, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 656 649 642 1,008
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 605 602 589 974
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 525 525 525 971
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 575 575 580 1,171
 
 

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 and Associates 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.
  September 2021 August 2021 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,515 1,535 1,542 1,396
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,340 1,340 1,340 1,138
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 807.5 835 831 818
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 465 465 462 517
 
 

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.
  October 15, 2021 October 8, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.157 1.158 1.163 1.195
Canada—U.S. 0.806 0.797 0.794 0.793
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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