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 August 16, 2019 August 9, 2019 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 490 485 487 516
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 344 345 347 363
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 342 340 345 376
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 274 274 284 309
 
 

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 August 16, 2019 August 9, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 328 331 334 382
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 318 328 334 398
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 395 400 410 440
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 250 250 256 309
 
 

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.
  July 2019 June 2019 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,200 1,250 1,250 1,369
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 900 950 950 1,105
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 575 570 588 731
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 430 440 460 533
 
 

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 16, 2019 August 9, 2019 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.115 1.121 1.130 1.142
Canada—U.S. 0.753 0.755 0.757 0.756
 
Source: Federal Reserve