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    South-wide Stumpage Markets

    Overall, timber prices increased in the 1st Quarter, as steady demand together with constrained supply due to wet conditions drove prices upward.

    South-wide average stumpage prices increased for four of the five major products this quarter, which was in line with the seasonal trend of prices increasing in the 1st Quarter. Specifically, South-wide average pine sawtimber and pine chip-n-saw prices are up about $2.20 and $1.60 per ton, respectively, from 3rd Quarter 2020 - representing the largest 6-month increase in price for both of these products in more than a decade.

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    Stumpage Prices & Publications

    South-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Apr 9, 2021)

    State-wide Average Stumpage Prices

    • Available here (last updated Apr 9, 2021)

    Quarterly Report Distributions

    In the News 2Q2021

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index, nearly all product prices surged higher in April.

    The US Census reported monthly total private US construction spending in April continued to increase, and March revised upward.

    Market Indicators

    - Softwood lumber +121.1% in April compared to +83.4% in March and to +80% in February.
    - Hardwood lumber +31.6% in April compared to +27.3% in March and to +17% in February.
    - Plywood +70.4% in April compared to +53.1% in March and to +44% in February.
    - Paper +5.4% in April compared to +2.8% in March and to +1.1% in February.
    - Paperboard +10% in April compared to +7.6% in March and to +6.8% in February.

    - Private construction year-to-date spending through April 2021 was $357.5 billion, up 8.1% from last April, a $26.7 billion increase.

    - Residential spending remained strong with single family construction at $116.0 billion, up 30%, a $27.0 billion increase y-t-d over last April.

    - Residential improvement at $67.5 billion, up 11%, a $6.6 billion increase.

    Looking at May, the ISM Purchaser Managers Index (PMI) increased to 61.2 from last month’s 60.7 but still below March’s 64.7, which was a 12 mo high.

    Both Paper and Wood Products reported growth in May, though not as stellar as in April. Printing and related industries were the only sector that contracted.