A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 24, 2014
*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.
Crow's Market Recap -- A condensed recap of the market conditions for the major North American softwood lumber and panel products as reported in Crow's Weekly Market Report.
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Lumber: Moderate SPF trading for key items pushed prices available to buyers in different directions, although most remained firm or edged higher. Producers urging secondaries to ship their purchased volumes from mills forced a two-tiered pricing structure for some items. Enough demand and constricted availability of some items existed in the Southern Pine lumber market to propel most prices higher. Frigid temperatures again dipped into the South, creating more obstacles for those producers trying to catch up with orders. The Coastal species lumber market remained on firm footing – for the most part. Buyers participated in enough numbers to place modest to moderate upward pressure on most prices. Log prices limited production, forcing one producer to lay off workers. Inland lumber producers have had a busy week fielding phone calls. The buyer e