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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

November 25, 2020


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 November 20, 2020 November 13, 2020 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 810 770 761 717
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 558 550 571 529
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 596 590 607 535
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 522 522 535 413
 
 

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 November 20, 2020 November 13, 2020 4-week average 52-week average
CompositeFootnote a 656 676 683 506
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south)Footnote a 530 500 501 501
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west)Footnote b 675 675 694 513
7/16" oriented strand board (north central)Footnote b 825 825 869 525
 
 

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.
  October 2020 September 2020 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,130 1,130 1,130 1,135
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 870 840 850 840
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 610 597.5 594 582
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 445 445 443 470
 
 

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.
  November 20, 2020 November 13, 2020 4-week average 52-week average
U.S.—Euro 1.186 1.181 1.179 1.131
Canada—U.S. 0.765 0.766 0.762 0.744
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 
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