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    South-wide Stumpage Markets

    Overall, timber prices decreased in the 3rd Quarter in spite of extraordinary and unexpected market conditions that drove Southern pine lumber prices to record highs in September - up more than 160% since April and up 60% above previous record highs that occurred in mid-2018.

    South-wide average stumpage prices declined for four of the five major products in the 3rd Quarter. However, the overall decline in prices was not unexpected, as the common, seasonal trend is for stumpage prices to fall in the 3rd Quarter.

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    Stumpage Prices & Publications

    South-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Oct 9, 2020)

    State-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Oct 9, 2020)

    Quarterly Report Distributions

    In the News 3Q2020

    Wood products and paper products industries both experienced growth this quarter. However, reduced wood demand earlier in the year (due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic) along with summertime logging conditions resulted in an abundance of wood supply in the South this quarter.

     

    Market Indicators

    Market conditions improved for most wood products and pulp producers in the 3rd Quarter, as the overall US economy continues its recovery after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    - Softwood lumber prices soared in the 3rd Quarter, setting record highs in August and again in September.
    - Southern Plywood and Southern OSB prices both set record highs in August and then again in September, as plywood prices have doubled and OSB prices more than tripled since April.
    - US residential building construction, a principal driver of the wood products industry, rebounded in a strong way in July and August, with housing starts well-above last year’s levels.