This report provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in terms of production, trade, consumption, and prices. The current state of the United States economy is described. Market developments are described for sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, softwood log trade, wood-based panels, paper and paperboard, fuelwood, and forest products prices. Policy initiatives that can impact domestic markets and international trade in wood products are also discussed in some detail. Projections for the year 2005 are also presented.
Howard, James L. 2005. U.S. forest products annual market review and prospects, 2001–2005. Research Note FPL–RN–0299. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 11 pages.