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US stumpage price forecasts

Forest2Market has added three 5-year strategic stumpage price forecasts to its Forest2Mill product line, a suite of services designed for buyers and sellers of logs and other wood raw materials. Source: Timberbiz

These price forecasts expand upon the 24-month operational forecasts for local stumpage prices that Forest2Market has offered in the US South since 2005.

Forest2Market offers three 5-year forecasts; one for pine saw timber and chip-n-saw, a second for pine pulpwood and a third for hardwood pulpwood.

Each begins with an analysis of timber supply and a review of historical demand and prices, and each includes an analysis and forecast of the economic factors that influence price, a demand outlook, a 5-year quarterly stumpage price forecast and an examination of price seasonality and volatility.

Because of recent unpleasantness in the economy and halting progress in the housing market recovery, the current standing timber inventory is heavily skewed from the normal trend line.

As a result, timber prices are more likely to be skewed away from trend. In times like these budgeting requires better data and a more nuanced view of timber markets.

Forest2Market collects timber-pricing data in the US South from actual supply agreements.

Forest2Market provides market price and trend data as well as wood and fiber supply chain expertise to the forest, wood and paper products, recovered fiber and bioenergy industries.

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