Timber Market Report
Timber Market Report Update
2014 4th Quarter
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.
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.
Landowner Timber Pricing
If you're looking for information about selling your timber, please contact your local DCNR county forester for information.