March 5, 2008


Random Lengths Lumber Market Report
Month-end trading proceeded with little fanfare, but with a generally modest pickup in action compared to the previous week. Producers' efforts to move buildups with discounted prices were less evident, which was attributed largely to curtailed output across all producing regions. Framing lumber prices were flat to narrowly mixed, with the narrows of random dimension showing more firmness than the wide widths.

  This Week
Feb 29
Last Week
Feb 22
Year Ago
Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price* $243 $243 $290
KD Western S-P-F #2&Btr 2x4 R/L Mill Price 203 208 258
KD Eastern S-P-F #1&2 2x4 R/L, delivered Great Lakes 294 294 335
Green Douglas Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L (Portland) 178 163 250
Southern Pine (Westside) #2 2x4 R/L 295 297 262
KD Coast Hem-Fir Std&Btr 2x4 R/L 200 202 265
Ponderosa Pine (Inland) #2&Btr 1x12 R/L 480 490 685
* Weighted average of 15 key items

* This report is an excerpt from the Random Lengths’ 12-page newsletter, which includes prices of more than 1,600 lumber and panel items, plus detailed summaries of market activity.

Random Length

Source: Random Lengths, February, 2008



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