December 2012
TwitterLinkedInYoutubeBlog RSS FeedFlickrSlideshare


Subscribe to our blog:

F2M Market Watch


In This Issue
Winter Logging Season Approaches in the Midwest
Forest-Related Industry Performance-October 2012
Top 3 Stories from the November Issue


Quick Links



By Pete Stewart 


Over the past two years, we at Forest2Market have pointed out the extreme housing overbuild that occurred during the boom years and the equally extreme underbuild that followed the financial crash.  As this figure shows, Forest2Market's forecast and modeling indicates that, between ...  


Continue reading →...»



By Suz-Anne Kinney


Builder confidence jumped 5 points to 46, its highest level since May 2006 in response to several strong residential construction numbers and signs that the market will get even better in 2013 (Table 1). Housing starts improved by 3.6%, up ...  


Continue reading →...» 



Timber Prices in the US South - 2010-2013 
By Daniel Stuber 


As the economy and the housing market have slowly recovered in 2012, it will come as no surprise that pine timber prices in the US South are higher in 2012 than they were in 2011. They are still lower than 2010 prices, however. Why is ...  
Continue reading →...» 

US South Timber Prices: September/October 2012
By Suz-Anne Kinney


Forest2Market collects data about timber sales in the US South from timber sales agreements. As a result of the breadth and depth of this data, we can provide highly accurate and local timber prices. For buyers and sellers of timber, the ...  


Continue reading →...»


Southern Yellow Pine Composite Lumber Price: October 2012

By Matthew Perkowski 


Forest2Market's composite lumber price increased by 1% in the month of October. The composite price at the start of the month was $293/MBF (Week 40), a 3% decline from the last week of September. Composite price increased in Week 41 to ...  


Continue reading →...»


By Peter Coutu 


With Thanksgiving and hunting season behind us, loggers are beginning to look forward to the winter logging season in the Lake States.  The window for timber production has continued to shorten with evolving public perception and increasing regulations, making winter ...  


Continue reading →...» 

Forestry-Related Industry Performance-October 2012   
By Suz-Anne Kinney 

From Forest2Market's Economic Outlook: Manufacturing continued to expand in October, with the PMI up 0.2 percentage points to 51.7 percent; this is the second straight increase after three months of minor contraction. Overall, Paper Products reported growth while Wood Products ...  


Continue reading →...»


14045 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277-2845
 Phone: (704) 540-1440
Fax: (704) 540-6301