Analyst Comment – Wood Markets News

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For the week ending June 10, 2022 the price of benchmark softwood lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was again US$660 mfbm, said weekly forest products industry price guide newsletter Madison’s Lumber Reporter. This is down by -$285, or -30% from one month ago when it was $945.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement after Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed HB22-1355 into law, creating an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that includes paper and paper-based packaging products.

How the world wood markets will change and what the Russian forest based industry will lose. The new report provides a detailed picture of how the global markets for wood products have changed in January-April 2022, and what consequences the war has had for Russian companies. It presents also the forecasts of the owner...

"To secure future local timber supply and avoid shortages, we desperately need one billion new production trees planted by 2030. That planting needs to start immediately." said Ross Hampton, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association.