North American Lumber Forecast – 15-Year

The forecast provides a comprehensive assessment and long-term outlook for North American lumber markets. This forecast covers key concepts like supply, demand, imports/exports and prices.



What you will find in this report:

  • Executive Summary – a comprehensive summary of the North American lumber market, including analysis on the state of both the US and Canadian economies, demand indicators, current production costs, and market risks for North American softwood lumber and engineered lumber (I-Joists and LVL).
  • Economic Outlook – a detailed analysis and forecast of demand and supply side indicators as well as risks for the economies of both the United States and Canada. Demand side indicators include GDP, consumption, investment, government spending, and international trade. Supply side indicators include demographics, the labor force, productivity, inflation, oil prices, interest rates and the state of the dollar. Comprehensive written analysis is provided alongside supporting data tables

  • Housing & Other Demand Indicators – a thorough examination and forecast of US and Canadian housing markets, incorporating data and analysis on population size and growth, demand (replacement, second home, vacancy, mobile home, and shelter), affordability, production (starts and output), repair and remodeling, industrial and furniture production, and non-residential construction.
  • North American Costs of Production – a detailed regional analysis and forecast of the cost of production for North American softwood lumber. US Regions featured include West Coast, US Inland, and the US South; the Canadian regions of British Columbia, and Eastern Canada (Quebec and Ontario) are also covered.
  • North American Lumber Markets – a comprehensive examination and forecast of the North American lumber markets, including key factors such as: demand, consumption, offshore trade, exports, regional supply, capacity, production, trade sanctions, and prices.

  • Engineered Lumber: Wood I-Joists and LVL – a thorough analysis and forecast of the demand, end use markets, derived demand, capacity, production, manufacturing costs and prices for the North American I-Joist and LVL markets.

Rely on Fastmarkets RISI

More than 80% of the world’s leading forest products companies – plus buyers, distributors, suppliers, governments and financial analysts – rely on Fastmarkets RISI to help them make critical decisions such as:

  • What – if any – capital investments should I make?
  • What forecasts should I use in my budgets?
  • What market areas are ripe for expansion – or contraction?
  • Do I need to make changes to my sourcing strategies to account for impending market shifts?
  • Where are the emerging opportunities?
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