Missouri Timber Price Trends
April - June 2015
South Stumpage Prices
(Prices and volume reported in International ¼ MBF scale)
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.