Lumber Prices End Down in Volatile 2018

By Jesse Marzouk

Lumber prices declined in the fourth quarter of 2018 and finished lower than where they began the year. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price (FLCP), which includes prices of a variety of softwood framing species, ended at $332 per thousand board feet (MBF) after starting the fourth quarter at $405 per MBF. The FLCP, which started 2018 at $433 per MBF, reached as high as $582 per MBF in June 2018 before collapsing in the second half of 2018.

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