COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to Northwest US woodfiber assessments – Final Decision

BEDFORD, MA, June 12, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) – Fastmarkets RISI would like to confirm plans to make the following changes to its woodfiber and biomass price assessment coverage.

  • Units of measure in price reporting will be 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 will take effect from Aug. 1, 2019.

Fastmarkets RISI launched a consultation on these changes in April 2019. No negative comments were received. The move is in keeping with changes in how woodfiber and biomass are traded in the US Northwest,

Please send comments and queries to, 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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