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Sawtimber, pulpwood markets improving, but challenges remain

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Markets for Mississippi’s sawtimber and pulpwood are bouncing back from the economic recession, but the industry is not improving across the board. “Slowly but surely, markets for sawtimber are beginning to grow again after the sharp declines seen after the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the ensuing recession,” said James Henderson, associate Extension professor of ...

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Report: Sawtimber prices to be up and down

Forisk Consulting of Athens, Ga., forecasts sawtimber prices for the U.S. South weakening 2.7 percent in 2012 and then strengthening 2.9 percent into 2013. Key factors include weak expectations for housing starts and low utilization rates at sawmills. While sawtimber prices can increase temporarily from artificial shortages related to weather and logging capacity, long-term strengthening of sawtimber prices requires sawmill ...

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Forisk: Southern sawtimber prices should rise

ATHENS, Ga. — Increasing demand for wood raw materials indicates higher pine stumpage prices for forest owners and investors, according to data from Athens, Ga.-based Forisk Consulting. Forisk forecasts sawtimber prices for the South strengthening 4.6 percent into 2012 and 5.5 percent into 2013 as lumber production increases with housing starts. Alternately, pine pulpwood, the lower valued raw material used ...

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