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Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Update: Framing Lumber Prices Up 23% Year-over-year

by Calculated Risk on 11/03/2020 11:40:00 AM

Here is another monthly update on framing lumber prices.  

This graph shows CME framing futures through Oct 30th.

Lumcber PricesClick on graph for larger image in graph gallery.

This is down sharply from late August, but still up 23% year-over-year.

There is a seasonal pattern for lumber prices, and usually prices will increase in the Spring, and peak around May, and then bottom around October or November - although there is quite a bit of seasonal variability.

Clearly there was a surge in demand for lumber mid-year, but the mills are now catching up.