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South Carolina Stumpage Market in Q1/2021 and an Article Synthesis

Figure 1. Graph of South Carolina sawtimber prices. Q1'21 Pine sawtimber $23.56/ton, Hardwood sawtimber $24.71/ton

S.C. stumpage market trends: Both sawtimber and pulpwood prices continue to recover from the price slump seen in the third quarter of 2020. With the gradual recovery of the overall economy from COVID-induced economic shock, forestry and mill production activities have accelerated this quarter. Restrained production activities at the mills during the COVID period have […]

Overall Lumber Market and South Carolina Timber Price Trends During the Third Quarter 2020

SC Statewide Sawtimber and Pulpwood Prince Trends Q3'20. Pine Sawtimber- $21.61/ton, Hardwood Sawtimber- $19.89/tin. Pine Pulpwood- $8.85/ton, Hardwood Pulpwood- $7.74/ton.

This quarter saw the price of lumber futures skyrocket to historically high levels of $928.50/MBF on September 1st despite the COVID-19 epidemic and the ensuring shutdowns. The swift rebound in the housing market led to an increased demand for the building commodity, but the pandemic-induced disruptions in the lumber mill operations contributed to its supply […]

Analysis of South Carolina’s Stumpage Market Trends in the Second Quarter of 2021

Graph of the S.C. Statewide Pulpwood Stumpage Price. Q2'21 Hardwood Pulp $10.99/ton. Q2'21 Pine Pulpwood $9.60/ton

South Carolina Pulpwood Stumpage Price Trends: Statewide pulpwood stumpage prices for both pine and hardwood were lower than the rates observed in the previous quarter. On average, South Carolina statewide pine pulpwood prices were $9.60/ton in the 2nd quarter of 2021. For mixed hardwood pulpwood, the statewide stumpage prices, on average, were $10.99/ton in this […]

Updating South Carolina Stumpage Prices Spring 2020

Graph of SC Statewide Pulpwood Prices. Q4'19 Mixed Hardwood pulpwood $8.80/ton and Pine pulpwood $9.36/ton

Many landowners have heard the term stumpage price but may not be sure about its meaning. Stumpage price refers to the price a timber buyer will offer landowners for standing trees. In general, sawtimber, which includes larger standing trees with a diameter over 10 inches suitable for making lumber or other structural products, will get […]

Updating South Carolina Stumpage Prices Winter 2020

Graph of South Carolina Quarterly Price Trends. Q3 19' Mixed Hardwood Sawtimber $24.14/ton. Q3' 19 Pine Sawtimber $21.11/ton

The Northeast and Appalachia regions have been exporting large volumes of hardwood logs and lumber to China, but this lucrative market has dropped by almost a third after the trade war started. US hardwood exports to China – worth $2 billion annually – are currently reeling from 25% tariffs, and the impacts are being felt […]

Updating South Carolina Stumpage Prices Fall 2019

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Many landowners have heard the word “stumpage price” but may not be so sure about its meaning. The word stumpage is derived from stump + age. Stumpage price refers to a price that a timber buyer will offer landowners for standing trees. In general, larger standing trees (diameter over 10 inches) suitable for sawtimber get […]