Madison’s Softwood Lumber Prices Dec 4: sneak preview

Here is a SNEAK PEAK at tomorrow’s print for North American construction framing softwood lumber and panel prices:

“Robust demand persisted, sending sawmill order files well toward the end of December.” — Madison’s Lumber Reporter

In September 2015, the “recent-low” of lumber prices, benchmark commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2x4s were selling for US$249 mfbm. The last “recent-high” was in June 2018, when this price was US$622 mfbm.

The wholesaler price of benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr, for the week ending Dec 4, 2020, increased at a time of year when usually prices are at annual lows, at US$652 mfbm (net FOB sawmill), an rise of +$32, or +5%, from last week, when it was US$620.

The full Madison’s Lumber Reporter North America softwood lumber price list is updated first thing Friday mornings Eastern time.

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