North American Woodfiber & Biomass Markets: South Central hardwood panic passed in AL – but still costly, pine surplus in Westside; numerous mill outages effect all

BELLINGHAM, WA, March 12, 2018 (RISI) -The South's high-profile hardwood "panic" in south Alabama between November and February has mostly "subsided," contacts agreed in early March, but "pressure persists," a veteran buyer explained (WBM, Dec., p. 1). Another said, "Hardwood remains the big story" year-to-date, after southern Eastside mills reached north or crossed state lines for scant spot hardwood volumes at high premiums. That is mostly on the decline now but some still trades $40-55/ton ...

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