Forest2Mill Delivered Price Benchmarks provide subscribers with the market intelligence they need to increase their profits. Subscribers use actual market-based transaction data to:
- Track price changes and identify trends in a dynamic market
- Negotiate raw material and residual price changes
- Determine specific pricing for preferred raw materials
- Gain efficiency in raw material acquisition
- Secure and stabilize supply agreements
- Meet growing demand from emerging technologies
- Improve vendor loyalty and relationships
- Compare pricing to the market-at-large
- Quantify raw material procurement costs by component
- Measure results against the broader market
- Identify performance improvement opportunities
- Establish facility and individual performance objectives
- Determine intra-company transfer prices
- Improve internal and investor communications
Forest2Market offers Pacific Northwest products and services for those actively engaged in regular buy-sell transactions of wood raw materials. These parties include the forest products industry; corporate, institutional, and government landowners; pulp and paper, chip, and building products mills; and bioenergy facilities.
Forest2Mill reports market price for all wood raw materials and residuals:
- Domestic and export prices for Douglas fir and other conifer saw logs
- Interior PNW pine and fir species
- Conifer and hardwood pulpwood, chip-n-saw and chipwood
- Wood chips (residual and whole log)
Each month, participants receive:
- Quartiled mill cost rankings by species
- Log price matrix by length and diameter
- Pulpwood cost comparisons by area
- Wood chip and sawmill residual delivered prices
Forest2Market maintains the most complete and the most accurate delivered price database available in the marketplace. The source of the only credible benchmark in the industry, we collect actual delivered raw material costs and cost components from major forest product companies. Currently, 100% of TIMOs, 65% of REITs, and 80% of the largest forest products companies participate in our benchmarks.
The Forest2Mill Delivered Price Benchmark was introduced in the US South in 2006, followed by the Pacific Northwest in 2007, the Lake States in 2012, and the Northeast in 2013.
We track prices on more than two-thirds of all raw materials crossing a mill gate in the US South and Pacific Northwest and are on track to meet the same level of market penetration in the Lake States and Northeast regions. In total, we collect price data on over 29 million loads of delivered forest products annually.