Timber Market Report
Timber Market Report Update
2014 3rd Quarter
3rd Quarter 2014 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: The weather has been good this summer and so has harvesting timber, even lower quality material. There is more timber on market and mills are building inventory. Prices are strong and upward trending. Concerns loom about world markets and politics and housing construction has apparently stalled. Nevertheless exports are up, so there is industry optimism in the air.
2014 2nd Quarter
2nd Quarter 2014 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: Prices for the 2nd quarter 2014 remained steady, albeit grade lumber demand slowed due to a sluggish housing market going into summer. Industrial timber demand remains strong. The only major shift was the drop in cherry prices in SW region. Not sure why. Probably a symptom of the survey. Remember, our survey is based off a relatively small sample of timber sales, so use the prices at your discretion - every forest is different.
2014 1st Quarter
1st Quarter 2014 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: Sustained upward price trends are now clear over the last year. In the past few years, it’s been a lot of ups and downs with slow market progress. Post-recession, there is now plenty of timber on the market. The question is whether supply build up leads to prices leveling off.
Landowner Timber Pricing
If you're looking for information about selling your timber, please contact your local DCNR county forester for information.