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Timber Market Report: 2017 1st Quarter

January - March 2017

Dr. Jacobson's Comments

Although we had a fairly mild and therefore wet and muddy winter, prices for the 1st quarter of 2017 seem to be stable. There is somewhat a of market interest in darker species as evidenced by slightly higher cherry and red oak prices and higher than normal interest in finding walnut prices. The downshift you see on the graphs is mainly due to less than normal reporting. We rely on you to make the report work, so your responses are important. This summer we plan to assess the report and the mailing list. If you have ideas for improving the reporting process or the report itself please let us know.

Stumpage Prices

Northeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by Region Minus 1 Std Dev Average Plus 1 Std Dev N#
Northern Red Oak $260 $479 $698 18
White Oak $263 $366 $469 16
Mixed Oak $183 $293 $403 17
Black Cherry $460 $811 $1,162 6
White Ash $147 $266 $385 10
Hard Maple $351 $495 $640 5
Soft Maple $134 $244 $354 16
Yellow-Poplar $227 $270 $313 3
Misc. Hardwoods $0 $236 $544 10
White Pine $52 $68 $84 6
Hemlock $17 $43 $68 4

Southeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by Region Minus 1 Std Dev Average Plus 1 Std Dev N#
Northern Red Oak $373 $498 $623 6
White Oak $319 $437 $554 7
Mixed Oak $259 $380 $501 7
Black Cherry $0 $750 $0 1
White Ash $157 $233 $310 3
Hard Maple $0 $385 $0 1
Soft Maple $113 $203 $293 4
Yellow-poplar $240 $316 $393 5
Misc. Hardwoods $100 $169 $238 6
White Pine $80 $150 $221 2
Hemlock $0 $80 $0 1

Northwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by Region Minus 1 Std Dev Average Plus 1 Std Dev N#
Northern Red Oak $319 $438 $558 21
White Oak $282 $382 $482 12
Mixed Oak $152 $252 $353 12
Black Cherry $326 $596 $865 29
White Ash $176 $271 $367 19
Hard Maple $171 $290 $408 18
Soft Maple $200 $281 $362 30
Yellow-poplar $76 $126 $176 8
Misc. Hardwoods $0 $117 $254 26
White Pine $12 $72 $133 5
Hemlock $11 $30 $50 6

Southwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by Region Minus 1 Std Dev Average Plus 1 Std Dev N#
Northern Red Oak $417 $444 $470 2
White Oak $435 $451 $467 2
Mixed Oak $258 $351 $443 2
Black Cherry $259 $262 $265 2
White Ash $0 $50 $0 1
Hard Maple $0 $250 $0 1
Soft Maple $204 $224 $244 2
Yellow-poplar $253 $292 $332 2
Misc. Hardwoods $0 $50 $0 1
White Pine $0 $101 $0 1
Hemlock $0 $0 $0 0

Conversion Factors

  • Doyle Price = 1.695 x International 1/4" Price
  • Scribner Price=1.159 x International 1/4" Price

Graphs

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Pulpwood Stumpage

Notes

  • No prices are reported for samples with only a single respondent.
  • Ranges are not reported for samples with fewer than three respondents.

Private and Other Public Pulpwood Stumpage

Hardwood Pulp ($/ton)
Region Low Avg High N#
Northeast $2.00 $2.67 $3.00 3
Southeast N/A $3.38 N/A 2
Northwest $0.83 $2.36 $12.50 14
Southwest N/A N/A N/A 0
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
Region Low Avg High N#
Northeast $1.00 $5.00 $10.00 3
Southeast N/A N/A N/A 1
Northwest $0.83 $2.55 $6.00 3
Southwest N/A N/A N/A 0

Bureau of Forestry Pulpwood Stumpage

Hardwood Pulp ($/ton)
Region Low Avg High N#
Northeast $1.72 $4.13 $10.85 11
Southeast N/A N/A N/A 1
Northwest $2.74 $7.59 $12.39 8
Southwest N/A N/A N/A 1
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
Region Low Avg High N#
Northeast N/A $3.26 N/A 2
Southeast N/A N/A N/A 1
Northwest N/A N/A N/A 0
Southwest N/A N/A N/A 1