Missouri Timber Price Trends
April - June 2015

North Stumpage Prices

(Prices and volume reported in Doyle MBF scale)

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HighLowAvg.Last Qtr.Last YearVolume# of Reports
Veneer
Walnut, Black $4,000$2,010$3,040$3,220$3,55511 Doyle - MBF4
White Oak (group) $2,450$1,250$1,785$2,195$1,495 6 Doyle - MBF4
Sawlogs
Hickory $840 $100$155 $130 $120 39 Doyle - MBF8
Mixed Hardwoods $290 $50 $125 $145 $85 201 Doyle - MBF22
Oak (mixed species) $535 $90 $350 $245 308 Doyle - MBF7
Post Oak $160 $130$150 $150 $100 7 Doyle - MBF4
Red oak (group) $335 $100$235 $205 $125 865 Doyle - MBF18
Soft Maple $300 $120$220 $185 $155 45 Doyle - MBF3
Walnut, Black $2,380$160$1,795$1,710$1,250142 Doyle - MBF14
White oak (group) $1,000$150$285 $260 $180 607 Doyle - MBF23
Stave Logs
White oak (group) $1,000$280$515$555$785600 Doyle - MBF12

This quarter, in response to requests, we are also publishing all prices converted into dollars per board foot (BF). See the tables below and let us know what you think.

 
HighLowAvg.Last Qtr.Last YearVolume# of Reports
Veneer
Walnut, Black $4.00 $2.01 $3.04 $3.22 $3.55 11 Doyle - BF4
White oak (group) $2.45 $1.25 $1.78 $2.19 $1.49 6 Doyle - BF4
Sawlogs
Hickory 84¢ 10¢ 15¢ 13¢ 12¢ 39 Doyle - BF8
Mixed Hardwoods 29¢ 12¢ 14¢ 201 Doyle - BF22
Oak (mixed species) 54¢ 35¢ 25¢ 23¢ 308 Doyle - BF7
Post Oak 16¢ 13¢ 15¢ 15¢ 10¢ 7 Doyle - BF4
Red oak (group) 34¢ 10¢ 24¢ 21¢ 13¢ 865 Doyle - BF18
Soft Maple 30¢ 12¢ 22¢ 18¢ 15¢ 45 Doyle - BF3
Walnut, Black $2.38 16¢ $1.80 $1.71 $1.25 142 Doyle - BF14
White oak (group) $1.00 15¢ 28¢ 26¢ 18¢ 607 Doyle - BF23
Stave Logs
White oak (group) $1.00 28¢ 52¢ 56¢ 78¢ 600 Doyle - BF12

Published timber prices are based on a rolling average of reports received over the last four issues - that is, one year. Refer to the column headed # of Rpts. to get a gauge of how accurate the average prices may be. (# of Rpts. refers to the number of sales including a particular species and may sum to more than the number of sales.) Changes since last quarter and last year should be read with caution as the number of reports varies each year and quarter. This report can only be used as a general guide for determining market value of timber. General market and economic conditions, as well as local considerations such as accessibility, terrain, sale size, and tree size and quality also affect the price paid.

All prices and volumes are reported in either International 1/4" MBF Scale or Doyle MBF, depending on the region of the state.

To convert volume from Int.-MBF to Doyle MBF, divide by 1.2. To convert prices from Int.-MBF to Doyle MBF, multiply by 1.2.To convert from MBF to BF (prices or volume), divide by 1,000.

Foresters reported stumpage prices resulting from 96 timber sales containing 10,368 MBF located throughout the state. There were 79 reports from Private lands, 15 reports from MDC lands and 2 reports from other lands. There were 49 reports from MDC foresters, 45 reports from Consultant foresters. We would particularly like to thank these Consulting Foresters: Lohmann, Cunningham, Fleming, Kinerk, Enyart, Schmidt, Yarnell, Jones, Kuhn, Barnickol, Meyers and Oakley.


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