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 remained unchanged from last quarter. Cedar prices continue to remain strong and at one location increased to $1500/MBF. Buyers remain optimistic about the market however; it will depend on what happens with the Softwood Lumber Agreement. Resolution of this matter is expected in April or May. Spring breakup has arrived in most areas slowing logging and hauling operations. Most mills report adequate log inventories going into breakup. Pulp and tonwood prices remain unchanged.

Montana, North Idaho, Eastern Washington
Log Market Report
1st 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 325-420 325-470
GF, WH 310-410 310-410
WP 245-425 245-425
PP 225-350 225-370
SP 325-410 350-410
RC 400-1500 500-1400
LP 325-410 325-410
pulp 25/ton 25/ton
tonwood 45/ton 45/ton
Area 2
Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Port of Wilma DF, WL 375-460 375-460
GF, WH 300-430 300-430
WP 325-390 325-390
PP 240-400 240-400
SP 300-410 325-410
RC 850-1150 700-1100
LP 325-430 325-420
pulp 30/ton 30/ton
Tonwood 50/ton 50/ton
Area 3
Clearwater, Idaho, Adams, Valley and Lewis DF, WL 325-460 325-460
GF, WH 300-430 300-430
WP 300-325 300-325
PP 280-420 280-420
SP 300-410 300-410
RC 850-1110 750-900
LP 300-410 300-410
Area 4
Western Montana
(Counties west of Interstate 15)
DF, WL 350-420 350-400
GF, WH 335-400 335-400
PP 300-375 300-375
SP 350-375 350-375
LP 350-375 350-375
Area 5
Eastern Montana(Counties east of Interstate 15) DF 320-400 320-400
SP 320-400 320-400
LP 320-400 320-400
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.