Lumber Prices Continue To Cool Off

March 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/20/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 11, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports that lumber prices have been falling since 2005 and now are between 4% and 6% below a year ago, according to ENR's 20-city average price for three types of 2 x 4 s. Further declines are expected as mill prices continue to fall. The lumber-price tracking publication Random Lengths reports a 10% decline in its composite framing lumber price for February compared to a year ago. Plywood prices also are falling Sharp declines during the last four months have pushed ENR's prices 5% below a year ago.


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