Missouri Timber Price Trends
April - June 2015

South Stumpage Prices

(Prices and volume reported in International ¼ MBF scale)

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HighLowAvg.Last Qtr.Last YearVolume# of Reports
Sawlogs
Gum $190 $120 $175 $120   4 Int. - MBF4
Hickory $330 $55 $220 $210 $180 239 Int. - MBF21
Mixed Hardwoods $275 $75 $220 $225 $135 990 Int. - MBF14
Oak (mixed species)$455 $80 $265 $250 $205 1,785 Int. - MBF18
Post Oak $330 $115 $175 $130 $160 180 Int. - MBF11
Red oak (group) $370 $170 $250 $290 $280 1,724 Int. - MBF15
Shortleaf Pine $285 $30 $145 $125 $75 473 Int. - MBF15
Walnut, Black $1,500 $140 $1,095$1,230$505 63 Int. - MBF7
White oak (group) $480 $120 $250 $260 $230 835 Int. - MBF28
Stave Logs
White oak (group) $1,165 $445 $585 $635 $560 21 Int. - MBF5
 
HighLowAvg.Last Qtr.Last YearVolume# of Reports
Sawlogs
Gum 19¢12¢ 17¢12¢   4 Int. - BF 4
Hickory 33¢22¢21¢ 18¢ 239 Int. - BF 21
Mixed Hardwoods 28¢22¢22¢14¢ 990 Int. - BF14
Oak (mixed species) 45¢26¢25¢21¢ 1,785 Int. - BF18
Post Oak 33¢12¢ 18¢13¢16¢ 180 Int. - BF 11
Red oak (group) 37¢17¢25¢29¢28¢ 1,724 Int. - BF15
Shortleaf Pine 29¢14¢13¢473 Int. - BF 15
Walnut, Black $1.50 14¢$1.09 $1.23 51¢ 63 Int. - BF 7
White oak (group) 48¢12¢26¢26¢23¢ 835 Int. - BF 28
Stave Logs
White oak (group) $1.17 45¢ 64¢ 64¢ 56¢ 21 Int. - MBF 5

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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