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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

July 28, 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 July 23, 2021 July 16, 2021 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 690 810 835 1,242
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 485 575 630 922
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 500 555 644 961
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 410 451 479 804
 
 

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 July 23, 2021 July 16, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 1,050 1,341 1,408 1,032
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 850 1,280 1,333 1,020
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 875 1,100 1,224 992
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 1,200 1,300 1,488 1,225
 
 

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.
  June 2021 May 2021 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,615 1,615 1,598 1,294
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,340 1,300 1,287 1,012
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 885 960 940 755
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 495 572.5 573 511
 
 

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.
  July 23, 2021 July 16, 2021 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.178 1.182 1.183 1.196
Canada—U.S. 0.792 0.798 0.800 0.785
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 
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