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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

July 17, 2024

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 July 12, 2024 July 5, 2024 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 545 555 560 632
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 359 362 366 399
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 332 346 352 412
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 280 300 295 333
 
 

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 12, 2024 July 5, 2024 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 510 514 516 606
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 485 499 514 599
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 530 540 540 603
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 475 450 488 588
 
 

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: TTO BMA, 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.
  May 2024 April 2024 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,690 1,610 1,603 1,405
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,625 1,545 1,545 1,309
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 835 800 807 742
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 505 507.5 504 503
 
 

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 12, 2024 July 5, 2024 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.085 1.077 1.076 1.081
Canada—U.S. 0.734 0.731 0.731 0.737
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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