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William Luppold

Forest Inventory & Analysis
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Princeton, WV 24740
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Shifts in U.S. Hardwood Lumber Consumption

Year: 2016
After the Great Recession, hardwood lumber consumption declined by 43 percent from the peak in 1999. The corresponding changes in consumption patterns have implications for hardwood lumber producers.

Role of the United States in Changing Worldwide Hardwood Lumber Production and Markets

Year: 2015
Hardwood markets are increasingly global, and understanding the role U.S. hardwood lumber plays in worldwide consumption and trade is valuable to timber investors, the hardwood industry, resource planners, and market analysts. Forest Service scientists have recently assessed factors affecting region...

United States Maintains Positive Trade Balances for Hardwood Logs and Lumber

Year: 2014
Exports have become a vital lumber market for hardwood sawmills in the United States because of the loss of domestic furniture manufacturing and the steep downturn in U.S. housing construction. Strong export markets for hardwood logs also can benefit timberland owners. Given the importance of export...