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    Author(s): James L. Howard; David B. McKeever
    Date: 2012
    Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note FPL-RN-0328, 2012
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
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    This paper describes the current state of the U.S. economy and provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in terms of production, trade, consumption, and prices. Market developments are described for sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, softwood log trade, wood-based panels, paper and paperboard, fuelwood, forest product prices, and housing starts. Policy initiatives that can affect domestic markets and international trade in wood products are also discussed in some detail. Data are provided through the end of the year 2010 with estimates for 2011 and forecasts for 2012.

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    Howard, James L.; McKeever, David B. 2012. U.S. forest products annual market review and prospects, 2008–2012. Research Note FPL-RN-0328. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 10 p.


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    production, trade, prices, forest products, roundwood equivalents, per capita consumption, wood products

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