Timber Market Report: 2017 2nd Quarter

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Updated: September 16, 2017

Timber Market Report: 2017 2nd Quarter

Dr. Jacobson's Comments

Prices increased slightly in most regions after a wet and muddy 1st quarter. Black cherry prices in the Northeast and Northwest regions are up for the year and above prices from this time last year.

White ash prices in the Southwest region recovered from last quarter, most likely due to a higher number of reported sales.

Stumpage Prices

Northeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4"
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$264$447$63016
White Oak$176$314$45213
Mixed Oak$110$244$37910
Black Cherry$481$860$1,23814
White Ash$176$318$46115
Hard Maple$213$351$48914
Soft Maple$144$251$35923
Yellow-Poplar$142$267$3935
Misc. Hardwoods$44$135$22515
White Pine$0$32$01
Hemlock$6$78$1503

Southeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$454$543$63324
White Oak$369$470$57023
Mixed Oak$327$396$46523
Black Cherry$287$506$7266
White Ash$186$264$3437
Hard Maple$0$275$01
Soft Maple$167$207$24717
Yellow-poplar$288$332$37619
Misc. Hardwoods$150$179$20823
White Pine$76$114$15110
Hemlock$66$78$907

Northwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$342$483$62420
White Oak$264$381$49816
Mixed Oak$148$275$40314
Black Cherry$364$685$1,00633
White Ash$136$252$36829
Hard Maple$220$352$48426
Soft Maple$194$290$38536
Yellow-poplar$86$133$17915
Misc. Hardwoods$30$88$14733
White Pine$40$45$512
Hemlock$12$40$6810

Southwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$142$309$4769
White Oak$132$248$3647
Mixed Oak$104$231$3599
Black Cherry$108$269$4296
White Ash$92$156$2206
Hard Maple$72$212$3518
Soft Maple$100$190$2809
Yellow-poplar$84$133$1826
Misc. Hardwoods$54$106$1589
White Pine$53$94$1344
Hemlock$17$50$833

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$0.75$0.87$1.006
SoutheastN/A$2.18N/A2
Northwest$0.83$0.88$1.0015
Southwest$1.00$1.75$4.004
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)



RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast0
Southeast0
Northwest$0.83$0.83$0.834
SouthwestN/AN/AN/A1

Bureau of Forestry Pulpwood Stumpage

Hardwood Pulp ($/ton)



RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast$2.26$8.92$25.6915
Southeast$3.31$4.98$7.094
Northwest$3.14$6.64$13.6715
Southwest$2.53$3.27$3.793
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)



RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast0
SoutheastN/AN/AN/A1
NorthwestN/AN/AN/A1
Southwest0

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