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    South-wide Stumpage Markets

    Timber prices decreased in the 2nd Quarter, as warm, dry weather alleviated some wintertime supply constraints and pushed prices downward.

    South-wide average stumpage prices decreased for all five major products in the 2nd Quarter. Notably, pine chip-n-saw and pine pulpwood prices fell 15% and 10%, respectively, from last quarter. However, this downward movement in price was in line with seasonal norms - particularly for the major pine products. Specifically, prices have decreased Q/Q in the 2nd Quarter in 17 of the last 20 years for pine sawtimber, 16 of the last 20 years for pine chip-n-saw, and 19 of the last 20 years for pine pulpwood.

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    Stumpage Prices & Publications

    South-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Jul 11, 2022)

    State-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Jul 11, 2022)

    Quarterly Report Distributions

    In the News 2Q2022

    Markets for paper products continued to hold strong this quarter while markets for wood products weakened for most producers. Specifically, southern pine lumber prices have declined each of the last three months, falling more than 50% since last quarter.

    Market Indicators

    - Softwood lumber prices decreased substantially in the 2nd Quarter after reaching near record high levels in March.

    - Southern Plywood and Southern OSB prices both declined this quarter.

    - US residential building construction, a principal driver of the wood products industry, was strong in the first half of 2022, despite challenging economic conditions.

    - Precipitation averaged slightly below normal for most of the South this quarter. Several severe tornadoes disrupted transportation and timber production in South Georgia and South Carolina in early April. Timber damage is still being assessed.