Wood products

Minimize exposure to price volatility and gain critical updates on the entire wood products supply chain

The wood products market can be complex and volatile due to logistical, supply chain, labor and housing factors. Now more than ever, it is necessary to anticipate price changes, avoid risk and strategically address new opportunities on the horizon.

Our data platform, tools, analysts and editorial experts can help you track that affect prices for a vast range of wood product types, including lumber, engineered lumber (LVL and I-joists), structural panels (OSB and plywood) and non-structural panels (particleboard and MDF).

Get the insights that allow you to negotiate more confidently, avoid costly errors and protect your supply chain continuity.

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Price and news

Breaking news and market-reflective prices covering 80 products and 2,800 sub-grades

Short-term forecasts

Analysis of the forces moving your markets and how they’ll play out over the next 1-2 years across seven major grades

Long-term forecasts

5- and 15-year forecasts underpinned by deep industry expertise, macroeconomic analysis and 50 years of historical data

Asset analysis

Cost and performance benchmarking covering more than 4,500 companies and 16,500 projects

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    What’s happening in the wood products market?

    Our subscribers have access to regular news and analysis covering home sales, interest rates, mergers and acquisitions, government and public policy and issues impacting mill production levels. Here’s just a small selection of the new and analysis our experts produce.

    Price volatility in the Southern Pine lumber market eased markedly in 2023 from the pandemic-infused chaos evident in the three previous years. While most traders welcomed that trend, many lamented that the reduced volatility failed to make the market’s near-term shifts any easier to gauge. In fact, many veteran traders noted that coming trends were […]

    Another year is behind us, with no shortage of discussion topics when reflecting on the US residential construction and wood products markets in 2023. In many ways, the year played out how our team expected as we laid out in last year’s “Predictions” piece. Here is how our predictions played out throughout 2023: Want to […]

    On Wednesday December 20, Brazil’s largest packaging paper producer, Klabin, announced that it had purchased forest assets from Arauco for $1.16 billion.  The deal covers a total of 150,000 hectares, concentrated in Paraná state in southern Brazil, including 85,000 ha of pine and bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) plantations, along with 31.50 million tonnes of standing […]

    The US housing market has had an uneven go of it in 2023, as mortgage rates rose dramatically, soaring past 7.0% in August

    Wood products sales are linked heavily to residential construction, and builders, with a keen awareness of the housing market, have not shown much confidence in recent months

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    How can we help you today?

    Fastmarkets forest products give market participants and investors the transparency and clarity to make critical and strategic business decisions.

    Market-reflective price data covering more than 2,800 commodities and 80 sub-grades with Fastmarkets forest products prices

    Asset analysis and 5 – and 15-year economic outlooks

    Near-term economic outlooks for the pulp, paper and wood products markets

    Keep up to date with the latest pulp, paper, and wood products news, and be in the know about critical market shifts

    Formerly RISI events, these are the places to discuss, debate, and learn about the latest trends and challenges in pulp, paper, packaging and more

    Your partner in creating value and managing risk

    Price reporting, analysis, and market coverage of more than 1,600 items of softwood lumber, panels, and other wood products in North America

    Learn what makes up Random Lengths’ composite prices, including framing lumber, board and stud composite prices.

    Why Fastmarkets Forest Products?
    Fastmarkets Forest Products brings together and builds on decades of expertise from RISI and Random Lengths. In order for you to stay ahead of industry trends and plan for what’s ahead, our forest products price data, forecasts, mill intelligence and reporting cover more than 3,500 grades.
    About RISI
    In March 2017, Fastmarkets announced its acquisition of RISI.

    RISI has been a leading provider of insight to the forest products industry for many decades, and is well known for its analysis, news and conferences.

    Fastmarkets has built on this foundation to bring you news, forecasts, mill intelligence and price reporting cover over 3,500 grades across the globe to inform and prepare you for the risks and opportunities ahead. Learn more here.
    About Random Lengths
    In 2018, RISI, as part of Fastmarkets, acquired Random Lengths.

    Random Lengths, still the most widely circulated and respected source of information for the wood products industry, continues to provide unbiased, consistent, and timely reports of market activity and prices, related trends, issues, and analyses. The company’s focus has traditionally been on North American markets, but as international trade in wood products has increased, we have expanded our coverage to prices and developments in overseas supplying regions. We also strive to deliver information to our customers in a timely and economical manner, utilizing modern technology. Learn more here.
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