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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

August 10, 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 August 5, 2022 July 29, 2022 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 820 910 898 1,108
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 622 649 641 812
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 610 684 661 853
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 470 540 521 680
 
 

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 August 5, 2022 July 29, 2022 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 714 706 699 863
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 785 763 751 806
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 720 720 705 781
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 520 520 520 874
 
 

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 2022 May 2022 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,805 1,745 1,743 1,571
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,480 1,440 1,437 1,346
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 980 980 988 863
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 745 745 735 571
 
 

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.
  August 5, 2022 July 29, 2022 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.020 1.016 1.016 1.111
Canada—U.S. 0.777 0.778 0.775 0.788
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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