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    South-wide Stumpage Markets

    Timber prices increased in the 4th Quarter, as steady demand coupled with supply constraints due to wet weather early in the quarter drove prices upward. Also, markets for both wood and paper products continued to hold strong this quarter, with prices of Southern pine lumber, in particular, increasing more than 75% from September to December.

    South-wide average stumpage prices increased for all five major products in the 4th Quarter, with pine sawtimber increasing to its highest level since 3rd Quarter 2010 and pine chip-n-saw surpassing the $20 mark for the 1st time since 1st Quarter 2007.

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    Stumpage Prices & Publications

    South-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Jan 11, 2022)

    State-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Jan 11, 2022)

    Quarterly Report Distributions

    In the News 4Q2021

    Market conditions strengthened for most wood products producers in the 4th Quarter after cooling off a bit last quarter while markets for pulp producers continued to hold steady.

    Market Indicators

    - After declining more than 50% in the 3rd Quarter, softwood lumber prices rebounded and increased more than 75% in the 4th Quarter. Compared to pre-COVID levels, softwood lumber prices are up more than 130%.

    - Southern Plywood and Southern OSB prices both rebounded in the 4th Quarter after declining last quarter. .

    - US residential building construction, a principal driver of the wood products industry, continued to hold strong in the 4th Quarter, with improvements and remodeling activity, in particular, the highest on record YTD-November.