North American Woodfiber & Biomass Markets: Near-perfect storm tosses Northwest chip markets, riled by export surge; not all buyers see crisis

BELLINGHAM, WA, Feb. 12, 2018 (RISI) -With only a dozen major pulp mills left (and falling), plus one large chip export terminal, the Northwest craves more than its share of attention: "We're not that big, but we love drama," summed an area veteran. For contrast, the South, hosting six times as many pulp mills, could "never match the Northwest in price volatility," said a buyer, "not even close."

After years of relative calm, the Northwest region lurched back into inventory troubles ...

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