Timber Market Report: 2016 1st Quarter

January-March 2016
Timber Market Report: 2016 1st Quarter - Articles

Updated: October 16, 2017

Timber Market Report: 2016 1st Quarter

Stephen Bratkovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Stumpage Prices

Northeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$240$446$65311
White Oak$223$354$48510
Mixed Oak$226$326$42610
Black Cherry$454$694$9337
White Ash$150$285$4217
Hard Maple$217$349$4806
Soft Maple$162$238$31515
Yellow-Poplar$126$212$2973
Misc. Hardwoods$49$124$1985
White Pine$43$107$1713
Hemlock$0$80$1644

Southeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$336$498$65913
White Oak$267$390$51413
Mixed Oak$257$395$53215
Black Cherry$185$398$6115
White Ash$170$346$5227
Hard Maple$234$337$4393
Soft Maple$162$223$28412
Yellow-poplar$208$305$40110
Misc. Hardwoods$116$190$26311
White Pine$0$196$01
Hemlock$0$95$1162

Northwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$280$335$39015
White Oak$234$303$37313
Mixed Oak$91$141$1919
Black Cherry$353$549$74624
White Ash$135$226$31722
Hard Maple$193$297$40220
Soft Maple$140$225$30925
Yellow-poplar$77$113$14910
Misc. Hardwoods$11$49$8716
White Pine$12$17$224
Hemlock$12$42$813

Southwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$263$448$6337
White Oak$323$438$5546
Mixed Oak$238$344$4517
Black Cherry$0$267$01
White Ash$0$0$00
Hard Maple$142$259$3762
Soft Maple$112$190$2694
Yellow-poplar$158$222$2862
Misc. Hardwoods$92$116$1393
White Pine$77$113$1483
Hemlock$77$90$1382

Conversion Factors

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

Graphs

Key

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)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast$1.50$2.17$3.003
Southeast$1.50$2.16$3.006
Northwest$0.83$2.01$5.7116
SouthwestN/A$2.00N/A2
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
NortheastN/AN/AN/A3
SoutheastN/AN/AN/A3
Northwest$3.00$0.83$2.016
SouthwestN/A$2.00N/A2

Bureau of Forestry Pulpwood Stumpage

Hardwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast$1.42$4.24$15.8910
SoutheastN/A$2.53N/A2
NorthwestN/A$5.42N/A2
Southwest$3.87$6.05$7.934
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
NortheastN/A$1.42N/A16
Southeast3
Northwest7
Southwest8