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    Author(s): Donald Flora; Una Woller; Michael. Neergaard
    Date: 1990
    Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-422. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 11 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    During the 1980s, log exports from Alaska have risen while cant (lumber) exports have declined. Eight explanations for the difference between cant and log market behavior are explored. It seems that declining demand for wood products in Japan and a surge of private-sector log harvests in Alaska are enough to account for the apparent substitution of logs for cants. It is also possible that, in select (highest) grades, logs directly displaced cants in the export market.

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    Flora, Donald; Woller, Una; Neergaard, Michael. 1990. Tradeoffs and interdependence in the Alaska cant and log markets. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-422. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 11 p

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    Keywords

    Markets (external), supply and demand (forest products), trade (Pacific Rim), log exports (Alaska), Alaska (timber trade)

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