Forest2Market is a comprehensive source of market intelligence for buyers and sellers of lumber: lumber prices for southern yellow pine and other North American species, benchmarks that allow mills to compare their lumber prices and overall mill costs and revenues to the market, and strategic support services for those exploring M&A opportunities.
Forest2Market has also teamed with The Beck Group to produce a sawmill benchmark. This benchmark provides management a clear understanding of mill viability and helps them plan and implement improvements to ensure their future in this increasingly competitive market.
A transaction-based lumber price report that provides subscribers with the most important lumber market performance indicators. Orders and invoices are collected from subscribers, aggregated, and then reported back to subscribers only. As a result, prices reported are more accurate and precise than those of any other pricing services in the market.
Access volume weighted average prices by grade and length (including MSR & mixed loads) for dimensioned lumber, decking and timbers, as well as price and volume changes from previous week and market price variation during the week.
Use this data to base purchase price and sales negotiations on value, not price; make better-informed production and sales resource allocation decisions; and improve net sales realization and profits.
Benchmarks allow companies to compare their data with aggregated industry data from other organizations. Those interested in improving their performance use them to set meaningful goals, gain insight into trends occurring across the industry and discover how they are doing compared to their peers. With Forest2Market's Quarterly Lumber Price and Performance Benchmark, sellers and direct-from-mill buyers of lumber finetune their purchase and sales strategies.
Evaluate how overall business performance and other key performance indicators—volume of each product sold, price for each product, product mix by volume and species, and average lengths--compare to the market.
Evaluate overall sales and production mix and determine the most profitable grades and dimensions to produce given the mill's log quality, grade and dimension yields
Accurately assess the value of mill inventory, removing variability caused by estimates based on survey-based pricing
Forest2Market works closely with lumber producers to build customized research and resource studies and consulting engagements that answer specific business questions in support of strategic business decisions. Forest2Market provides strategic advisement and guidance for those making decisions about capital allocation, mergers and acquisitions and new project development.
Lumber producers involved in M&A, dispositions and project development use Forest2Market due diligence studies and consulting engagements to demonstrate asset and project quality for decision makers, investors and commercial lenders. These studies deliver independent, third-party assessments.
Successful lumber producers pursue continuous improvements that drive revenue growth. Our custom lumber consulting and advisory services provide a data-backed framework for achieving these business goals.
Custom analyses provide a quantification of supply and demand dynamics in local markets, including current and historical growth-to-removal ratios, raw material pricing by product and species, price components and forecasts of supply, sustainability and prices.
Sawmill TQ provides fingertip access to historic and current sawmill benchmark data that represents a large portion of the southern sawmilling industry, is updated quarterly and available on a 24/7/365 basis and allows mill managers focus on the key factors leading to their mill achieving Top Quartile financial performance.
Built on the SilvaStat360 cloud-based interactive platform, Sawmill TQ is a user-friendly and timely, data-rich digital environment that is designed specifically to meet the needs of sawmill managers and owners.
Sawmill benchmarking allows mill managers to objectively identify competitive strengths and weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.
Benchmark participants used to spend valuable work hours manually inputting data and organizing their information. However, Sawmill TQ is changing the entire benchmark landscape by simplifying the process; a straight data dump from your current system into a transferable file is all that is required.