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The Timber Market

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
  • Quarterly Log Market Report / Market Overview

Stay 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.

Quarterly Log Market Report

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Market Summary

Delivered log prices continue to be mostly flat to start 2020. Deliveries to local mills have slowed considerably due to road and soil conditions in the woods. Many logging contractors are only working sporadically at this time. There is some optimism in the framing lumber composite price as housing starts rose to a 13-year high in December of 2019. Some speculators are now increasing their residential construction forecast significantly for 2020. Doug-fir/larch and grand-fir/hemlock dimensional lumber and stud prices have been steadily creeping up this quarter. However, ponderosa pine logs and lumber along with all species of boards continue to be laggards. Cedar continues to be in high demand. Pulp and tonwood are relatively unchanged from last quarter.