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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

2nd Quarter 2022 Log Market Report

The 2nd Qtr. 2022 Inland NW log market remains very strong in the midst of an extended spring break up season. However, cracks in both the lumber market and economy at-large having started to show. Still robust, but downward trending housing starts – 1.72 million – in April failed to meet expectations as single-family home starts contracted. Local delivered log prices remain well above average this quarter as mills look to replenish dwindling raw material. Barring significant economic tailwinds, log market instability seems likely into the 3rd and 4th quarter this year. Doug-fir/larch, grand fir/hemlock and cedar are in moderate demand in the Inland log/lumber markets. Ponderosa pine logs and lumber remain elevated but appear to have plateaued. Pulp log prices have risen substantially since last quarter as this market appears to have come back to life.