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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

April 10, 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 April 5, 2024 March 29, 2024 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 695 710 704 627
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 417 422 421 408
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 452 452 452 412
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 346 336 339 330
 
 

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 April 5, 2024 March 29, 2024 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 696 688 674 595
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 652 643 639 592
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 710 710 710 598
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 770 700 705 543
 
 

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.
  February 2024 January 2024 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,430 1,380 1,387 1,400
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,400 1,350 1,350 1,246
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 732.5 745 743 731
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 505 510 518 510
 
 

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.
  April 5, 2024 March 29, 2024 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.081 1.082 1.085 1.084
Canada—U.S. 0.738 0.737 0.738 0.742
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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