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    Author(s): James L. HowardDavid B. McKeever
    Date: 2016
    Source: FPL-RN-0343. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 11 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    This report describes the current state and near-term perspective of the U.S. economy supported by 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-base panels, paper and paperboard, fuelwood, forest products 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 2014 with estimates for 2015 and forecasts for 2016.

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    Citation

    Howard, James L.; McKeever, David B. 2016. U.S. forest products annual market review and prospects, 2012-2016. FPL-RN-0343. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 11 p.

    Keywords

    production, trade, prices, forest products

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