Northwest Management, Inc., specializes in intensive merchandising and marketing of forest products to capture optimum value. NMI publishes this quarterly Log Market Report that summarizes log prices from a large geographic area in the Northwest.

Our services

  • Log Marketing¬†Merchandising & Marketing of Forest Products
  • Price Negotiation
  • Analysis of Price Proposals
  • Sole Bid Mediator
  • Quarterly Log Market Report / Market Overview

Market Overview

Delivered log prices for most species have moved higher from last quarter. Cedar prices continue to be good and range from $950 to $1600/MBF. Logging and hauling however; continutes to be slow due to the wet weather. Mill log inventories are beginning to get tight and some mills may run out if weather and road conditions don’t improve to allow deliveries soon. Pulp prices improved and tonwood prices remain unchanged.

Montana, North Idaho, Eastern Washington
Log Market Report
2nd Quarter 2017

Price Ranges For Domestic And Export Delivered Logs ($/mbf)

Market Area (County) Species Domestic Prices
Present Quarter Last Quarter
Area 1
Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Ferry DF,WL 325-460 325-420
GF, WH 310-410 310-410
WP 245-425 245-425
PP 225-360 225-350
SP 325-410 325-410
RC 400-1600 400-1500
LP 325-410 325-410
pulp 28/ton 25/ton
tonwood 45/ton 45/ton
Area 2
Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Port of Wilma DF, WL 420-500 375-460
GF, WH 320-480 300-430
WP 325-400 325-390
PP 260-425 240-400
SP 325-460 300-410
RC 925-1225 850-1150
LP 350-460 325-430
pulp 32/ton 30/ton
Tonwood 50/ton 50/ton
Area 3
Clearwater, Idaho, Adams, Valley and Lewis DF, WL 350-500 325-460
GF, WH 300-480 300-430
WP 325-350 300-325
PP 300-430 280-420
SP 350-460 300-410
RC 950-1200 850-1100
LP 350-460 300-410
Area 4
Western Montana
(Counties west of Interstate 15)
DF, WL 350-430 350-420
GF, WH 335-425 335-400
PP 300-375 300-375
SP 350-395 350-375
LP 335-395 350-375
Area 5
Eastern Montana(Counties east of Interstate 15) DF 335-400 320-400
SP 320-400 335-400
LP 320-400 335-400
DF=Douglas-fir, WL=Western larch, GF=Grand fir, AF=Alpine fir, WH=Western hemlock
WP=White pine, SP=Engelmann spruce, PP=Ponderosa pine, RC=Western red cedar,
LP=Lodgepole pine

Keeping you on Top of the Market

Northwest Management, Inc. markets their client’s forest products to mills through a competitive bidding process in order to maximize the return a landowner can expect from every sale. We at NMI take pride in our ability to provide these and other exceptional services for all our clients and landowners.