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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

November 23, 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

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 November 18, 2022 November 11, 2022 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 675 705 706 1,123
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 463 479 483 822
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 490 490 488 849
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 420 420 420 688
 
 

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

View the table for weekly panel prices in North America

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 November 18, 2022 November 11, 2022 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 548 551 554 860
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 478 485 491 838
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 660 632 639 813
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 415 420 419 830
 
 

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.
  October 2022 September 2022 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,770 1,790 1,788 1,658
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,455 1,490 1,482 1,398
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 935 953 949 912
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 655 675 678 649
 
 

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.
  November 18, 2022 November 11, 2022 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.036 1.007 1.006 1.062
Canada—U.S. 0.750 0.745 0.741 0.774
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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