Stumpage Market Trends in the US South: Timber Prices

Posted by Daniel Stuber

This series focuses on the stumpage market trends we observed while analyzing the data collected in Forest2Market’s Timber Pricing Service from 2002-2014. This post--Part 4 in the series--highlights price trends.

Note: all prices reported in this post are average weighted prices for the entire US South (Virginia to Texas, Florida to Tennessee).

In 2014, stumpage prices increased for all roundwood products across the US South. Recovery in the US economy and strong export demand for hardwood sawlogs pushed prices higher.

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Topics: timber prices, stumpage market trends


Stumpage Market Trends in the US South: Harvest Type and Tons per Acre

Posted by Daniel Stuber

This series focuses on the stumpage market trends we observed while analyzing the data collected in Forest2Market’s Timber Pricing Service from 2002-2014. This post--Part 3 in the series--highlights trend reversals in harvest types and yields.

One of the most common questions we receive from landowners concerns harvest yield:

What is the average number of tons per harvested acre?

Our answer to this question—that it varies considerably—is dependent upon a range of factors:

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Topics: timber harvests, stumpage market trends


Stumpage Market Trends in the US South: Sale and Buyer Types

Posted by Daniel Stuber

This series focuses on the stumpage market trends we observed while analyzing the data collected in Forest2Market’s Timber Pricing Service from 2002-2014. This post--Part 2 in the series--highlights reversals in sale methods and buyer types over this time period.

Part 2: Sale Method and Buyer Type

As access to credit tightened and risk increased during the recession, the type of sale most prevalent in the market flipflopped (Figure 3). In an uncertain market, buyers were not willing to go long and tie-up cash in lump-sum sales that would not be harvested immediately. Rather, the market adjusted to pay-as-cut (per-unit) offerings with smaller advances.

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Topics: timber harvests, stumpage market trends


2014 Stumpage Market Trends in the US South: Sale and Harvest Data

Posted by Daniel Stuber

In 2014, stumpage prices increased for all roundwood products across the US South. Recovery in the US economy and strong export demand for hardwood sawlogs pushed prices higher. In addition to price increases, interesting trends in sales and harvests emerged.

For this series, I’ll slice and dice the data we’ve collected in Forest2Market’s Timber Pricing Service and report on market results in 2014.

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Topics: timber harvests


Southern Pine Lumber Price: January 2015

Posted by Suz-Anne Kinney

The composite southern pine lumber price climbed to $378 per MBF in the second week of January, and then began to drop. By the fourth week of the month, the composite price was $362 per MBF.

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Topics: southern pine lumber


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