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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

May 12, 2021


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 May 7, 2021 April 30, 2021 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 1,960 1,745 1,723 1,081
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 1,414 1,290 1,249 796
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 1,550 1,420 1,378 817
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 1,360 1,240 1,203 677
 
 

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 May 7, 2021 April 30, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 1,489 1,427 1,401 798
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 1,575 1,515 1,488 795
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 1,385 1,357 1,336 790
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 1,865 1,785 1,778 934
 
 

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.
  March 2021 February 2021 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,420 1,300 1,303 1,183
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,120 1,030 1,037 903
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 975 875 867 666
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 650 555 570 491
 
 

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.
  May 7, 2021 April 30, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.206 1.208 1.203 1.179
Canada—U.S. 0.817 0.810 0.806 0.767
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 
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