Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

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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 September 13, 2019 September 6, 2019 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 530 519 513 503
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 367 362 359 357
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 376 370 366 367
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 278 278 274 299
 
 

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 September 13, 2019 September 6, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 337 334 332 371
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 358 348 337 389
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 395 390 394 434
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 250 250 249 294
 
 

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 & Associés 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.
  August 2019 July 2019 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,160 1,200 1,203 1,349
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 850 900 900 1,074
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 580 575 575 707
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 440 440 440 521
 
 

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.
  September 13, 2019 September 6, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.105 1.102 1.123 1.139
Canada—U.S. 0.758 0.755 0.754 0.755
 
Source: Federal Reserve