Lumber and log prices increased markedly in 2013 and somewhat less so in 2014. Random Lengths’ Coast Dry Random and Stud composite lumber price averaged $370/mbf in 2013, $373/mbf in 2014, and $341/mbf so far in 2015. Washington log prices moved up sharply from a two-year plateau in 2013 and continued to rise in 2014.
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By David Chertudi, DNR Lead Economist