June 2012 

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In This Issue
US South Market Watch
PNW Market Watch
Pulp and Paper
Economic Outlook
Forest2Market News
Top 3 Stories from the May Issue


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By Matt Perkowski 


In May, Southern Yellow Pine lumber prices continued to increase following April's gains; Forest2Market's composite price increased 5.2 percent throughout the month of May. Prices rose in Week 19 and then hit the monthly high in Week 20 (see chart below) at $342/MBF. They then took ...


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By Mike Fiery 


As the analyst who is responsible for Forest2Market's stumpage price database, I work up the numbers for our bimonthly Timber Owner Market Guide. Once the guide was delivered to our subscribers, I took a quick look at historic market prices ...  


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The West Is Still the High Cost Region for Wood Fiber
By Gordon Culbertson

Western wood chip prices are declining rapidly in response to an oversupply of fiber. In many areas, timber sellers are having trouble moving pulpwood logs as whole log chippers have a glut of log inventory and chip sales are sluggish. ...  


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By Daniel Stuber 


Containerboard mills in the US South and Pacific Northwest experienced increased raw material costs in 1Q2012. Figures 1 and 2 compare 1Q prices for conifer wood fiber, OCC and DLK with 4Q2011 prices. Conifer wood fiber[1]costs in the two regions moved in opposite directions ...  


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Forest2Market Holds First Meeting of Advisory Council for Market2Mill Recovered Fiber Market Reports 
By Suz-Anne Kinney 


Forest2Market convened the first meeting of the Market2Mill Advisory Council on May 9, 2012. The Council, which was formed to provide industry insight and advice to Forest2Market as it makes additions and enhancements to its recovered fiber market reports, discussed industry requirements for the reporting ...  


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By Suz-Anne Kinney


From Forest2Market's Economic Outlook The picture on the health of manufacturing is muddled. Manufacturing output had a strong 1Q (+10.4 percent, annualized) despite appearing to run out of gas in March (-0.2 percent relative to February). Forest products industry performance was ...  


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Housing Market Performance-April 2012
By Suz-Anne Kinney


Is the housing market improving? How you answer this question will likely depend on your location. In some places it is, and in others the turn toward improvement has yet to happen. The number of housing starts rose in April from an ...  


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By Suz-Anne Kinney


According to the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF), in their November 2011 report, "Forest Certification Programs: Status and Recommendations in the South," the most common type of certification varies by region. In the Northeast (a region that includes the ...  


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Forest2Market Releases Origins Video


By Suz-Anne Kinney 


Forest2Market was founded in 2000 by Pete Stewart, who remains the company's President and CEO. This new video features the story of the company's inception and its growth through 2012.





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