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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

February 1, 2023

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

View the table for weekly softwood lumber prices in North America

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 27, 2023 January 20, 2023 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 610 590 590 996
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 412 389 388 711
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 394 374 373 735
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 288 248 275 606
 
 

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 January 27, 2023 January 20, 2023 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 485 477 477 783
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 508 488 485 767
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 637 637 649 795
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 340 340 346 728
 
 

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.
  December 2022 November 2022 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,720 1,750 1,747 1,704
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,410 1,425 1,430 1,424
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 900 920 918 942
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 640 650 648 674
 
 

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.
  January 27, 2023 January 20, 2023 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.087 1.082 1.077 1.049
Canada—U.S. 0.748 0.745 0.744 0.765
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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