OSB Prices Up Nearly 20% Since September 2016

The price of OSB increased 4.4 percent in September and has risen 19 percent and 38 percent since September and January 2016, respectively. The surge was in contrast with moderate increases in prices paid for gypsum products (+0.3 percent) and ready-mix concrete (+0.2 percent). The price of softwood lumber fell 0.9 percent in September, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After declining by a total of 4.1 percent in June and July, the OSB price index has increased 7.5 percent over the past two months.

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