Northwest Management, Inc. - Market Report

Log Market Report

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.

Services Include:

  • Log Marketing
  • Merchandising & Marketing of Forest Products
  • Price Negotiation
  • Analysis of Price Proposals
  • Sole Bid Mediator
  • Quarterly Log Market ReportMarket Overview

Market Overview

Delivered log prices have not changed much from last quarter. Some mills have reduced prices and/or restricted log deliveries with quotas in order to slow deliveries. Logging production has slowed due to recent wet weather. Log prices are expected to remain the same through the end of the year. Prices historically soften during the first quarter of the year as lumber sales and consumption decreases during the winter months. The outlook for next year is good with most dealers forecasting as good or better prices in 2015. Pulp and tonwood prices remain unchanged.

Montana, North Idaho, Eastern Washington
Log Market Report
   4th Quarter 2014
Price Ranges For Domestic And Export Delivered Logs ($/mbf)

Market Area (County)


Domestic Prices

Present Quarter

Last Quarter

Area 1

Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Ferry

DF,WL 350-465 350-465
GF, WH 350-440 350-440
WP 245-425 245-425
PP 200-410 200-400
SP 340-440 340-440
RC 450-900 450-850
LP 340-440 340-440
pulp 25-40/ton 25-40/ton
tonwood 48/ton 45/ton

Area 2

Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Port of Wilma

DF, WL 300-485 300-475
GF, WH 300-460 300-475
WP 325-425 325-450
PP 300-500 290-480
SP 300-425 300-420
RC 500-850 500-800
LP 350-465 360-445
pulp 30-34/ton 28-34/ton
Tonwood 50/ton 50/ton

Area 3

Clearwater, Idaho, Adams, Valley and Lewis

DF, WL 300-460 300-460
GF, WH 350-460 350-460
WP 325-375 325-375
PP 300-500 300-500
SP 325-420 325-420
RC 600-875 600-875
LP 325-420 325-420
Tonwood --- ---

Area 4

Western Montana
(Counties west of Interstate 15)

DF, WL 335-490 335-490
GF, WH 375-475 375-460
PP 325-480 325-425
SP 375-490 375-490
RC --- ---
LP 375-490 375-490
pulp --- ---
tonwood --- ---

Area 5

Eastern Montana
(Counties east of Interstate 15)

DF 425-475 425-475
SP 425-475 425-475
LP 425-475 425-475
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 on Top of the Market

Northwest Management, Inc. (NMI) markets their Client's forest products to mills through a competitive bidding process.  This competitive bid allows NMI to maximize the return a Landowner can expect from the sale of their forest products.  Since 1990, bid prices are significantly higher than prices offered by mills in this region.