COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to Northwest US woodfiber assessments - Consultation

BEDFORD, MA, Apr. 17, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) – In keeping with changes in how woodfiber and biomass are traded in the US Northwest, Fastmarkets RISI is proposing the following changes to its price assessment coverage.

  • Units of measure in price reporting changed from bone dry units (BDU) to bone dry tons (BTD).
  • Separate prices shall be reported for residual mill chips and whole log chips.
  • Northwest prices will be reported as one whole geographic region, rather than three small sub-regions.

The changes would potentially take effect from July, 1,2019.

Please send comments and queries to by May 15, 2019, indicating “Northwest US woodfiber” in the subject line of the email.

For other RISI Coverage Notes please see here.

For more information on Fastmarkets RISI’s price assessment methodologies, please see here.

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