Housing Starts Drop Sharply in October

Posted by John Greene

The building season is quickly coming to an end in many parts of the country, and it looks like housing starts will not experience the end-of-year rally that economists and industry watchers were hoping for. This sector has, after all, been the lone bright spot in the US economy for the last several months as the stock market continues its wild roller coaster ride based on diminishing global growth reports and strained geopolitical relations in much of the world.

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Topics: housing market update

Forest2Market Study Shows U.S. Wood Pellet Industry No Threat to U.S. South Forests

Posted by Forest2Market

The U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to meet renewable energy goals in the European Union is not a threat to the sustainability of U.S. Southern forests, according to a new report by independent forest analysts and economists at Forest2Market using U.S. government and marketplace data. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA). 

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Topics: forest sustainability, timber inventory, wood fiber supply, wood pellet demand

Forest Industry Performance: October 2015

Posted by Joe Clark

Forest industry performance in September and October was reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.

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Topics: forest industry performance

Bergs Timber Subscribes to Forest2Market’s Baltic Rim Timber Price Index

Posted by Suz-Anne Kinney

Forest2Market is pleased to announce that Swedish company Bergs Timber has joined its Baltic Rim Timber Price Index and Supply Chain Optimization service. These services, which will be available in Scandinavia and the Baltic Rim in the first quarter of 2016, provide timber pricing, competitive indexing, and other analytics that can be used to extract value from the supply chain.

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Topics: Baltic Rim Timber Price Index

7 Forest Products Industry Developments in the PNW to Watch in 2016

Posted by Greg Frohn

It’s been a challenging year for the forest products industry in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). From record wildfires to mill consolidations, the sector experienced an enormous amount of change in this part of the world in 2015. As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on industry happenings and trends in 2015 as well as the outlook for the coming year. So, what have we learned and more importantly, where are we headed?

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Topics: Pacific Northwest Log Markets, forest products industry

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