Crossties

MAY-JUN 2018

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RTA EVENT CALENDAR Green Red Oak 4/4 2A Ties 7x9 - Green Trend Production Inventory CONTACT US RTA EVENT CALENDAR CONTACT US ADVERTISE Stella-Jones Corp. Railway Tie Association Wheeler Lumber Nisus Corporation MiTek Industries CROSSTIES • MAY/JUNE 2018 25 Regional Pricing Trends Graphs are available online at www.rta.org. • Tie production and inventory is shown in a 12-month moving average format. This results in minimizing monthly devia- tions, more clearly illustrating long-term trends. • "Green" 4/4 2A Red Oak is sometimes considered a benchmark to compare historical tie price move- ments. This data represents a trend line developed from composite data of from the reporting regions, compiled with permission from the Hardwood Market Report. • The tie trend price line is only a "trend" line. The graph shows a "composite" number that is a consistent ratio of the high & low prices reported by HMR for all regions. Thus, the line is only representative of trends, not actual pricing. • I n the real marketplace for hardwood lumber and ties, prices fluctuate often, sometimes significantly. Information presented in these graphs should be considered in that light. For the most current pricing available, reported weekly, we encourage you to sub- scribe to: Hardwood Market Report (901) 767-9126. Crosstie Production/Inventory/Hardwood Trend Pricing with 4/4 2A RED OAK Pricing* NOTES: Crosstie Production and Inventory (12 month moving averages) Monthly Production (000) Inventory (000) 4/4 2A Red Oak Tie Trend Price Line ties - RR INVENTORY/DEMAND ties - LONG TERM TRENDS $14 $16 $18 $20 $22 $24 $26 $28 $30 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 Jan-95 Jan-96 Jan-97 Jan-98 Jan-99 Jan-00 Jan-01 Jan-02 Jan-03 Jan-04 Jan-05 Jan-06 Jan-07 Jan-08 Jan-09 Jan-10 Jan-11 Jan-12 Jan-13 Jan-14 Jan-15 Jan-16 Jan-17 Jan-18 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 22,000 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 2,200 2,400 Jan-95 Jan-96 Jan-97 Jan-98 Jan-99 Jan-00 Jan-01 Jan-02 Jan-03 Jan-04 Jan-05 Jan-06 Jan-07 Jan-08 Jan-09 Jan-10 Jan-11 Jan-12 Jan-13 Jan-14 Jan-15 Jan-16 Jan-17 Jan-18 Inventory Production "Green" 4/4 2A Red Oak Tie Trend CLASS 1 RR CONSOLIDATED MONTHLY TIE REPORT US ECONOMIC DATA Source: BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, NS, UP Class I Inventory Commitments Class I Black Tie Demand Estimate Real US GDP Rate Fed Funds Rate Black Tie Green Tie 6 Month 12 Month 2nd Quarter 2017 Total (Avg.) 2,914,291 9,946,370 7,694,667 15,589,333 3.1% 0.95% 3rd Quarter 2017 Total (Avg.) 2,551,872 9,697,260 7,176,667 15,686,667 3.3% 1.15% 4th Quarter 2017 Total (Avg.) 2,587,937 9,721,390 7,427,000 15,744,000 2.6% 1.20% 1st Quarter 2018 Total (Avg.) 2,566,683 9,128,203 7,646,333 15,943,333 2.2% 1.45% March 2018 Eastern Division 983,846 2,158,812 2,630,000 5,240,000 1.51% Western Division 1,304,000 5,300,000 3,650,000 7,300,000 Canadian Division 249,771 1,315,873 1,400,000 3,400,000 Total 2,537,617 8,774,685 7,680,000 15,940,000 April 2018 Eastern Division 952,466 1,979,325 2,630,000 5,230,000 1.69% Western Division 1,335,000 5,370,000 3,650,000 7,300,000 Canadian Division 213,049 1,050,854 1,450,000 3,400,000 Total 2,500,515 8,400,179 7,730,000 15,930,000 Hardwood Trend Pricing with 4/4 Red Oak Pricing

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