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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).
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Breaking news and market-reflective prices covering 80 products and 2,800 sub-grades
Analysis of the forces moving your markets and how they’ll play out over the next 1-2 years across seven major grades
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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.
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Given the recent mill curtailments some hardwood producers are thinking creatively in order to stay productive
Multifamily housing starts show some sign of life in late 2023, but the overall picture shows a different trend when compared to single-family
Overseas hardwood trade has seen a global-wide downward trend, in addition to reduced domestic demand in the US
Despite slower population growth and lower household formation rates, there remains a shortfall in the housing market, particularly for starter homes in North America
Despite a modest slowdown in new orders, the demand for tropical hardwoods remains robust in North American markets, particularly in high-end projects and exterior applications, with supply issues varying across different species and specifications.
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
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.
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.
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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