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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

January 19, 2022

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 January 14, 2022 January 7, 2022 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 1,485 1,405 1,389 1,158
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 1,192 1,111 1,082 855
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 1,170 1,100 1,080 892
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 911 850 845 747
 
 

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 14, 2022 January 7, 2022 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 1,024 968 945 1,017
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 1,030 970 934 997
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 859 859 819 949
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 1,050 1,000 956 1,136
 
 

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 2021 November 2021 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,450 1,470 1,472 1,479
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,260 1,260 1,273 1,234
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 760 705 733 843
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 510 477,5 483 522
 
 

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 14, 2022 January 7, 2022 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.140 1.132 1.134 1.180
Canada—U.S. 0.796 0.787 0.785 0.798
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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