Timber Trends Archive

The following documents are archived from previous years for your convenience.

  • February 2018
    Northwest US leads timber returns in 2017 among US regions. Russia to increase log export duty, nearly prohibiting log exports by 2021. New Zealand export log prices hit new record driven by strong Chinese demand. North America lumber prices continue to soar.
  • January 2018
    Softwood sawlog prices continue to soar in the Pacific Northwest, with Douglas-fir prices reaching pre-recession levels. The US South continues to lead as the highest margin sawmill region in North America given its low-cost log structure. Lumber shipments from Canada to the US are on track to decline in 2017 for the first time in five years. Chinese logging ban to boost demand for foreign timber.