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Current lumber, pulp and panel prices

November 22, 2023

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

View the table for weekly softwood lumber prices in North America

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 17, 2023 November 10, 2023 4-week average 52-weeks average
2x4 eastern spruce-pine-fir (Canadian dollars)Footnote a 620 610 603 604
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 373 368 371 414
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) #2 and better (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 404 404 388 397
2x4 western spruce-pine-fir (kiln dried) Utility #3 (U.S. dollars)Footnote b 328 328 345 327
 
 

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 November 17, 2023 November 10, 2023 4-week average 52-week average
Composite (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 581 575 575 550
15/32" 4-ply exterior (south) (U.S. dollars)Footnote a 593 590 598 548
9.5mm 4-ply exterior (west) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 610 610 591 602
7/16" oriented strand board (north central) (Canadian dollars)Footnote b 510 510 515 467
 
 

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.
  October 2023 September 2023 3-months average 12-months average
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (U.S.) 1,270 1,270 1,270 1,514
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (Europe) 1,195 1,155 1,150 1,272
Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp (China) 770 730 727 783
Bleached chemithermomechanical pulp (China)Footnote b 550 510 510 549
 
 

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 17, 2023 November 10, 2023 4-week average 52-week average
Euro—U.S. 1.083 1.071 1.069 1.077
Canada—U.S. 0.728 0.727 0.726 0.741
 
Source: Federal Reserve
 

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