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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

April 14, 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 April 9, 2021 April 2, 2021 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 1,450 1,405 1,418 987
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 1,048 1,026 1,037 728
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 1,130 1,060 1,068 737
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 1,000 960 965 607
 
 

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 April 9, 2021 April 2, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 1,249 1,203 1,191 718
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 1,325 1,273 1,249 709
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 1,223 1,223 1,217 716
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 1,600 1,550 1,513 823
 
 

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.
  February 2021 January 2021 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,300 1,190 1,217 1,160
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,030 960 967 880
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 875 750 762 634
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 555 505 511 478
 
 

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.
  April 9, 2021 April 2, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.187 1.176 1.184 1.170
Canada—U.S. 0.796 0.795 0.797 0.760
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 
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