by Calculated Risk on 12/04/2018 11:50:00 AM
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Here is another monthly update on framing lumber prices. Lumber prices declined from the record highs earlier in 2018, and are now down over 20% year-over-year.
This graph shows two measures of lumber prices: 1) Framing Lumber from Random Lengths through November 9, 2018 (via NAHB), and 2) CME framing futures.
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Right now Random Lengths prices are down 22% from a year ago, and CME futures are down 29% year-over-year.
There is a seasonal pattern for lumber prices. Prices frequently peak around May, and bottom around October or November - although there is quite a bit of seasonal variability.