North American Wood Fiber Review

- Tracking pulpwood and biomass markets in the US and Canada since 1983

The North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR) has tracked wood fiber markets in all major regions of the US and Canada for almost 30 years. It is the only publication that covers both the pulpwood and biomass markets in North America. The market report includes prices and market commentary for 15 regions on the continent, and is an essential source for anyone that needs to track pulpwood, wood chips and biomass prices in the largest and most dynamic wood fiber market in the world.

Wood cost is the factor that often determines the competitiveness of a pulp manufacturing plant. This cost typically varies between 40-65% of the total cash cost depending on product grade. In 2009, the average wood fiber cost was 54% of the total production cost worldwide. Tracking wood fiber costs is essential when making decisions for investments in manufacturing facilities within the forest sector.

The approximately 24 pages publication is unique because it covers both the pulpwood market and the rapidly expanding biomass market in North America. The report has consistently provided comparable updates of softwood and hardwood prices, average and range, for all major markets in North America. Prices are reported for wood delivered to consuming plant as a range and average price in comparable units; metric tonnes and green tons.

Wood fiber costs and market developments are tracked in all the key markets in the U.S. and Canada, including:

USA Canada
Northwest British Columbia
Lake States Alberta
Northeast Ontario
South East Quebec
South Central Maritime Provinces

A sample copy of the report is available by clicking (HERE)

We offer subscriptions to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) and the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR) on a calendar year basis. A subscription includes four mailed hard copies and access to our website to download the most recent issues in PDF format.

In order to aid compliance with copyright law and ensure the ongoing market coverage of our publication, we now have 3 options for subscriptions:

  1. If you need only "single-user" access to the information in the NAWFR chose, the basic subscription option. This option would include a single user license for a personal copy mailed four times per year and a password for accessing our website to download the report for personal use in your office.
  2. If your company or organization intends to distribute copies, share the password or forward our publication (in pdf format) to other offices within your organization, you will need a "multiple-use" license. This alternative would include one hardcopy mailed to your main office each quarter and the permission to access our website to download the NAWFR for up to three separate offices within your company.
  3. If your company would like to post our publication on your company’s intranet to be accessed by company employees, or if you have greater than three offices, which would like access to our publication, please contact us for written permission and for fees for such a license.
The annual subscription fees for 2010 are US$1200 for the single-use option, and US$2000 for a multi-use license.

To initiate a subscription to either publication, please e-mail us at info@wri-ltd.com with your request and we will send an invoice with available payment options. Once the payment has been processed, we will e-mail your pass code so you can have immediate access to the current issue as well as to market reports for the past two years.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the publication. (info@wri-ltd.com)

North American Wood Fiber Review Sample (PDF) - click here
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To subscribe to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) and/or the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR) please click here.