Forest Economic Advisors

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FEA: Hurricane Laura Will Disrupt Forest Products Industry

The group estimates 50 forest product mills were in the path of the Hurricane in... More

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Hurricane Pushes Up Lumber Prices, While Fundamentals Point to Longer-Term Rise

Weather-related bumps typically cause 10% hike for two months. That's on top of... More

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Lumber Consultants Challenge Claim That High Wood Prices Hurt Home Sales

FEA agrees wood is more expensive but says the ultimate effect on housing prices... More

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Output Declines at Many of North America's Biggest Lumber Producers Despite Record Prices

FEA Canada/Wood Markets survey finds overall shipments rose just 1.2% in 2017 More

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Forecast: More Lumber 'Chaos,' Record Prices to Come in 2018

Wood Markets' latest five-year outlook predicts demand will outpace supply More

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Rise of the Machines, Canadian Production Decline Boosts Prospects for Southern Lumber Mills

Installations of technology throughout the South for machine stress-rated (MSR) lumber combined with expected declines in production of MSR lumber in Canada are helping minimize the potential damage from this summer's reduction in design values for visually graded Southern yellow pine. More

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Timber Firms' Growth Has Potential To Be a 4-Year Run'

Mills are running at five-year highs as a U.S. housing rebound and near-record Chinese demand push Canadian lumber industry profits to its highest level in six years. More

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Southern Pine Design Value Changes Take Effect

New design values for Southern pine take effect today, ending the almost six month phase-in period and marking the first design value changes to Southern pine in two decades. The changes reduce by 25% to 30% some of the design values, but not all, for Southern pine and mixed Southern pine. More

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