Timber Market Report: 2017 3rd Quarter

Price data for July 2017 - September 2017
Timber Market Report: 2017 3rd Quarter - Articles

Updated: November 15, 2017

Dr. Jacobson's Comments

Prices remained relatively steady for the 3rd Quarter of 2017. Noticeable increases in the Northeast and Northwest regions occurred for black cherry. Respondents also shared concerns over increasing log exports impacting prices in Pennsylvania.

Stumpage Prices

Northeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$344$453$56310
White Oak$268$347$4278
Mixed Oak$234$326$4197
Black Cherry$744$985$1,22512
White Ash$276$359$44312
Hard Maple$317$406$49412
Soft Maple$229$307$38616
Yellow-Poplar$236$272$3085
Misc. Hardwoods$88$134$17914
White Pine$0$0$00
Hemlock$21$37$524

Southeast

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$394$517$6398
White Oak$317$430$5437
Mixed Oak$252$374$4968
Black Cherry$0$254$01
White Ash$193$222$2514
Hard Maple$239$363$4862
Soft Maple$120$191$2627
Yellow-poplar$261$327$3947
Misc. Hardwoods$113$193$2736
White Pine$77$84$912
Hemlock$0$0$00

Northwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$358$513$66927
White Oak$289$387$48516
Mixed Oak$180$265$35015
Black Cherry$432$808$1,18436
White Ash$175$292$41025
Hard Maple$261$393$52527
Soft Maple$196$291$38635
Yellow-poplar$90$144$19917
Misc. Hardwoods$39$99$15933
White Pine$15$37$602
Hemlock$8$38$677

Southwest

Prices are $ per MBF International 1/4
Species by RegionMinus 1 Std DevAveragePlus 1 Std DevN#
Northern Red Oak$194$358$5227
White Oak$156$310$4656
Mixed Oak$114$211$3086
Black Cherry$113$315$5167
White Ash$67$153$2395
Hard Maple$83$302$5225
Soft Maple$90$209$3286
Yellow-poplar$79$158$2365
Misc. Hardwoods$43$74$1066
White Pine$76$82$882
Hemlock$0$86$01

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*$2.50*2
Southeast^^^1
Northwest$0.50$1.13$3.0013
Southwest$0.87$2.22$5.004
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast^^^1
Southeast0
Northwest*$1.00*2
Southwest0

Bureau of Forestry Pulpwood Stumpage

Hardwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast$1.34$5.02$8.7314
Southeast$3.64$4.61$5.004
Northwest$3.50$6.57$10.8813
Southwest*$6.67*2
Softwood Pulp ($/ton)
RegionLowAvgHighN#
Northeast^^^1
Southeast^^^1
Northwest0
Southwest0

Authors

Bioenergy Agroforestry Forest Economics and Finance International Forestry Forest Extension Non Timber Forest Products

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