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Are there regional differences in US hardwood product exports?Author(s): Matt Bumgardner; Scott Bowe; William Luppold
Source: Forest Products Journal 66(3/4): 140-146.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionExporting is a critical component of the product mix for many domestic hardwood firms. Previous research has identified factors associated with hardwood lumber exporting behavior, but less is known about the advantages and disadvantages to exporting associated with the region within which a firm is located, or about exporting of secondary hardwood products. A procedure comparing a measure of production (employment) to the level of exporting in three US hardwood regions (based on aggregations of state-level data) was used to contrast regional relative exporting of primary and secondary products. Several factors were then considered as possible explanations for the observed regional differences. Overall, the results suggested that proximity to seaports (i.e., the East Coast) benefited exporting of both hardwood lumber and secondary products, but the impact was greater for lumber. Thus, for secondary products, regional exporting barriers appeared to be lower. Firm size and sawtimber quality and species were additional factors that were associated with regional exporting. Data for individual states provide clues to interstate movement of hardwood products as they make their way to US ports. This influence also is discussed, but such movement makes state-level analysis of exporting difficult.
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CitationBumgardner, Matthew; Bowe, Scott; Luppold, William. 2016. Are there regional differences in US hardwood product exports? Forest Products Journal 66(3/4): 140-146.
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