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    Author(s): James L. Howard; David B. McKeever
    Date: 2015
    Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RP-0336, 2015
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    This paper describes the current state of the United States 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 2013 with estimates for 2014 and forecasts for 2015.

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    Howard, James L.; McKeever, David B. 2015. U.S. Forest Products Annual Market Review and Prospects, 2011-2015. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RP-0336, 2015.


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