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

Other than a slight increase in price for 6″-7″ diameter logs, there has been no significant change in delivered log prices since last quarter. Most mills have acquired sufficient log inventories to run through spring breakup. Lumber prices have continued to trend downward in response to softened demand. This is expected to change in second quarter with improving markets and weather. Pulp and tonwood prices remain unchanged.

Montana, North Idaho, Eastern Washington
Log Market Report
1st Quarter 2015
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 350-490 350-465
GF, WH 350-440 350-440
WP 245-425 245-425
PP 225-400 200-410
SP 375-440 340-440
RC 400-900 450-900
LP 325-440 340-440
pulp 25/ton 25-40/ton
tonwood 45-48/ton 48/ton
Area 2
Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Port of Wilma DF, WL 375-485 300-485
GF, WH 375-470 300-460
WP 300-425 325-425
PP 325-450 300-500
SP 325-425 300-425
RC 500-850 500-850
LP 350-465 350-465
pulp 34/ton 30-34/ton
Tonwood 50/ton 50/ton
Area 3
Clearwater, Idaho, Adams, Valley and Lewis DF, WL 375-460 300-460
GF, WH 350-460 350-460
WP 325-375 325-375
PP 310-500 300-500
SP 325-420 325-420
RC 600-875 600-875
LP 325-420 325-420
Area 4
Western Montana
(Counties west of Interstate 15)
DF, WL 410-510 335-490
GF, WH 400-435 375-475
PP 325-480 325-480
SP 425-490 375-490
LP 425-490 375-490
Area 5
Eastern Montana(Counties east of Interstate 15) DF 425-450 425-475
SP 425-450 425-475
LP 425-450 425-475
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. 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 and we take pride in providing exceptional service and best value to all of our landowners.