Timber Market Report: 2017 1st Quarter

January - March 2017
Timber Market Report: 2017 1st Quarter - Articles

Updated: September 16, 2017

Timber Market Report: 2017 1st Quarter

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 RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$260$479$69818
White Oak$263$366$46916
Mixed Oak$183$293$40317
Black Cherry$460$811$1,1626
White Ash$147$266$38510
Hard Maple$351$495$6405
Soft Maple$134$244$35416
Yellow-Poplar$227$270$3133
Misc. Hardwoods$0$236$54410
White Pine$52$68$846
Hemlock$17$43$684

Southeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$373$498$6236
White Oak$319$437$5547
Mixed Oak$259$380$5017
Black Cherry$0$750$01
White Ash$157$233$3103
Hard Maple$0$385$01
Soft Maple$113$203$2934
Yellow-poplar$240$316$3935
Misc. Hardwoods$100$169$2386
White Pine$80$150$2212
Hemlock$0$80$01

Northwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$319$438$55821
White Oak$282$382$48212
Mixed Oak$152$252$35312
Black Cherry$326$596$86529
White Ash$176$271$36719
Hard Maple$171$290$40818
Soft Maple$200$281$36230
Yellow-poplar$76$126$1768
Misc. Hardwoods$0$117$25426
White Pine$12$72$1335
Hemlock$11$30$506

Southwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$417$444$4702
White Oak$435$451$4672
Mixed Oak$258$351$4432
Black Cherry$259$262$2652
White Ash$0$50$01
Hard Maple$0$250$01
Soft Maple$204$224$2442
Yellow-poplar$253$292$3322
Misc. Hardwoods$0$50$01
White Pine$0$101$01
Hemlock$0$0$00

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$2.00$2.67$3.003
SoutheastN/A$3.38N/A2
Northwest$0.83$2.36$12.5014
SouthwestN/AN/AN/A0
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast$1.00$5.00$10.003
SoutheastN/AN/AN/A1
Northwest$0.83$2.55$6.003
SouthwestN/AN/AN/A0

Bureau of Forestry Pulpwood Stumpage

Hardwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast$1.72$4.13$10.8511
SoutheastN/AN/AN/A1
Northwest$2.74$7.59$12.398
SouthwestN/AN/AN/A1
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
NortheastN/A$3.26N/A2
SoutheastN/AN/AN/A1
NorthwestN/AN/AN/A0
SouthwestN/AN/AN/A1

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