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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

Lumber prices have come back down to Earth this quarter, but the Random Lengths framing lumber composite price found a floor and still remains above average. This inevitable, forecasted correction has allowed local delivered log prices to remain strong and mostly stable from 3rd quarter. A relatively mild, dry fall in combination with mills running at near capacity has allowed local mills to continue to stockpile logs in preparation for a slowdown of deliveries in late winter and during spring break-up. Doug-fir/larch, grand fir/hemlock, ponderosa pine, and cedar logs and lumber are all in high demand in the inland. Tonwood prices are also mostly unchanged. Pulp and pulp logs continue to be a soft spot in the forest products market.