Wood products

Track trends and prices for lumber, engineered lumber, wood panels and more

The pandemic drove unprecedented wood products demand and price volatility. Pandemic house-buying and DIY boom-building exhausted supply and backlogged builders for months.

Now we face labor shortages, supply chain challenges, and more extreme weather events. Global and macroeconomic forces will continue to influence the industry’s output in unexpected ways. Track news, prices and forecasts to anticipate when the market will shift next.

What’s happening in the wood products market?

Changing consumer behaviors and supply chain challenges have increased price volatility in the wood products market. Keep up to date with critical market changes that impact your business. We cover developments on housing starts, home sales, interest rates, mergers and acquisitions, government and public policy and issues impacting mill production levels.

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We track the recent volatility of mortgage rates
Scaling back on contracts represents a huge contrast with the strong performance of recent years
With supply outpacing demand, western sheathing prices are beginning to drop
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  • Plywood douglas fir sheathing (Western Canada) 5-Ply CSP 15.5mm delivered Vancouver C$
  • Plywood spruce sheathing (Western Canada) 7-Ply CSP 25.5mm delivered Halifax C$
  • Plywood douglas fir sheathing (Western Canada) 3-Ply CSP 9.5mm delivered Vancouver C$
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Unmatched price data on over 80 sub-grades across the market
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Find out how we assess and forecast prices for pulp, wood, biomass and more
Get behind-the-scenes industry data to manage risk and spot opportunities.
Price reporting, analysis, and market coverage of more than 1,600 items of softwood lumber, panels, and other wood products in North America
Learn more about what makes up Random Lengths’ composite prices, including framing lumber, board and stud composite prices.
We recognize the importance of being clear about our price assessment and index process. Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles and we have successfully completed assurance reviews for our financial benchmarks in metals and mining, forest products and agriculture.
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