COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to US Northwest woodfiber assessments – notice of implementation

BEDFORD, MA, Aug 08, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) – Fastmarkets RISI confirms prior announced plans to make changes to its wood chip and pulp log price assessment coverage in the US Northwest region.

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

The changes took effect from Aug. 8, 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.

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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