2015 2nd Quarter
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2nd Quarter 2015 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: The operative word this quarter is 'flat'. Prices remain flat on average for the major species. Exports have not increased as was forecast but its seems domestic hardwood lumber demand is picking up somewhat. Please note when reading these prices to take into account the number of samples. Some species in some regions have very few observations, probably skewing prices. Lets try and get more people to report. Spread the word and encourage anyone in the business to go online a report their timber sale prices.
2015 1st Quarter
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1st Quarter 2015 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: Demand for grade hardwood lumber is lower than expected. A key factor is slow exports to international markets, especially China. This is leading to buildup of inventories. Prices however remained steady this quarter.
2014 4th Quarter
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4th Quarter 2014 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: Prices have remained fairly stable this quarter although markets are robust and cold weather has helped logging activities. Mills are trying to keep their supply balanced with demand. Markets have obviously been helped by lower energy prices but it may take some time to translate into higher stumpage prices.