Madison’s Weekly Softwood Lumber Price Graphs: March 12, 2019

Madison’s Weekly Softwood Lumber Price Graphs: March 12, 2019


BENCHMARK 2×4 Kiln Dried R/L #Construction #Framing #North #American #Softwood #Lumber and Panel Prices Graphs: March 12, 2019

Western SPF: USA Opportunistic

  • Sales activity for Western Spruce-Pine-Fir mills in the United States improved noticeably this week as producers reduced most of their #2&Btr R/L asking prices.
  • With rail service suffering from the effects of cold weather, customers were keenly aware of the importance of booking some orders to get a jump on bolstering their depleted inventories.
  • Sawmill order files were seldom further out than two weeks, but with lagging transportation times stretched those estimates out up to a month or more.

Western SPF: Canada Better Tone

  • Inquiry and follow through from US markets increased palpably this week according to WSPF mills in Canada.
  • Sawmill order files were commonly around two weeks but realistically closer to five weeks with transit times included.
  • Low grade dimension offerings were again scarce relative to demand levels.

Southern Yellow Pine Continues to Sink

  • This week’s price for the other large volume-traded softwood lumber commodity, Southern Yellow Pine, more than reversed increases in previous weeks, falling -$16, or -4%, to US$418 mfbm, from $434 the week before. One-year-ago, that price was $117, or 28%, higher than it is now; at US$535 mfbm in the beginning of March 2018.
SOURCE: Madison’s Lumber Reporter

Standard Construction Framing North American Dimension Softwood Lumber and Panel Prices: Wholesale Price March 11, 2019 (net FOB mill North America)

SOURCE: Madison’s Lumber Reporter