North America Softwood Lumber Prices, US House Prices: December 2019

Median US House Sales Price vs Benchmark North American Construction Framing Dimension Softwood Lumber Prices: 2016 – 2019

US house prices rose in 3Q 2019, up +1.1 per cent according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), released November 26. House prices in the US rose +4.9 per cent from 3Q 2018 to 3Q 2019. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up +0.6 per cent from August.

“The wholesaler price of benchmark softwood lumber commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr for December 10 was unchanged from the week before, still at US$394 mfbm (net FOB sawmill; cash price, or “print”).”                     Madison’s Lumber Reporter

Average US House Sales Price vs Benchmark North American Construction Framing Dimension Softwood Lumber Prices: 2016 – 2019

The Case Shiller Home Price Index in the US reached an all-time high of 218.27 Index Points in September of 2019.

US house price appreciation inched up slightly in September with year-ago growth in the 20-city composite index rising to 2.1%, up from 2% in August, said the latest Case Shiller indices from Moody’s Analytics. In addition, year-ago growth in the 10-city composite index held steady at 1.5%. Further, growth in the national house price index increased to 3.2% from 3.1% in the previous month.

“Compared to historical trend, week of December 10, 2019 wholesaler price of benchmark softwood construction framing dimension lumber commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr rose further; up by another +$25, or +7%, relative to the 1-year rolling average price of US$369 mfbm, and is down -$44, or -10%, relative to the 2-year rolling average price of US$438 mfbm.”          — Madison’s Lumber Reporter

2×4 Dimension Softwood Lumber Prices: Current Compared to Recent and Historical Highs, and to Historical Lows

Madison's Historical Softwood Dimension Lumber Price Comparison Table DEC 2019

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