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Title: It's Rose Burg

Source: Timber Processing, Vol. 33, Number 6, July/August 2008; pp. 18-19; 2008


Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: U.S. softwood lumber production was 35.2 billion BF in 2007, off U13% from its 2005 high, according to Western Wood Products Assn. Based on our tabulated capacity of 43.7 billion feet, that means the industry utilized 80% of its potential. The utilization rate of our top 200 U.S. producers for 2007 was at a similar 83% while among all our respondents it was 82%. It is hard to generalize but, among our sample, board mills tended to do a little better than those tied mainly to framing/construction lumber, as did mills focused on treated wood, a market with stronger links to the more stable remodelling sector. Mills with their own fee timber also tended to operate at higher levels than those dependent on marketpurchases.

Keywords: Sawmills; statistics; mills and millwork; industrial capacity; forest products industry; economic aspects; softwoods

File size: 693 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/27/2009

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RITS Product ID: 28640
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)

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