Northwest Management, Inc., specializes in intensive merchandising and marketing of forest products to capture optimum value. NMI publishes this quarterly Log Market Report that summarizes log prices from a large geographic area in the Northwest.

Our services

  • Log Marketing¬†Merchandising & Marketing of Forest Products
  • Price Negotiation
  • Analysis of Price Proposals
  • Sole Bid Mediator
  • Quarterly Log Market Report / Market Overview

Market Overview

Delivered log prices softened over the past quarter as demand for lumber has slowed due to seasonal slowness and weather. The framing lumber composite price which has steadily declined since June finally hit bottom in mid-November at about $100/MBF less than where it was a year ago. During this time, most mills continued to build a good inventory of logs that will most likely carry them through spring breakup. Some are not taking on any additional contracts and quoted log prices reflect their demand or lack thereof for certain species, grades and products. Some logging contractors are looking for additional work to make it through the season. Pulp prices and tonwood prices also softened from last quarter.

Keeping you on Top of the Market

Northwest Management, Inc. markets their client’s forest products to mills through a competitive bidding process in order to maximize the return a landowner can expect from every sale. We at NMI take pride in our ability to provide these and other exceptional services for all our clients and landowners.