LOG PRICE TRENDS April 2013

Log Price Trends – Current and Historical

After bottoming out with the recession in 2009, log prices appear to be on an upward trend.  Major factors include a gradually improving housing market and strong overseas demand, especially from China.


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The chart below shows the correlation between local (Jackson and Josephine County) timber harvests on small woodlands and timber prices.  Generally speaking, woodland owners harvest when the price is high and stay out of the market when its low. 

Timber price 1986-2009 (adjusted for inflation) compared to Jackson Josephine NIPF timber harvest

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