Engineered Lumber Service

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The Engineered Lumber Service analyzes North American LVL, I-Joist, and MSR markets with four quarterly publications.

Included in each quarterly forecast are discussion and data tables covering:

  • Discussion of major macroeconomic indicators
  • Detailed discussion of major end-use markets
  • North American LVL and wood I-Joist usage rates, demand, capacity, production costs and prices
  • MSR lumber usage rates, demand, production by species, prices and price premiums
  • Regional production and capacity
  • Regional variable costs broken down by component

The Quarterly Forecast Service is published four times per year. Three quarterly forecasts are five-year outlooks with long-run forecast data available on our website. The fourth quarterly forecast is a long-run outlook that focuses on broader trends in North American softwood lumber markets.

What’s included:

  • The Quarterly Forecast is delivered as a PDF that combines the analysis, tables, and graphs in a single document
  • A set of Excel tables providing a comprehensive look at the macroeconomic, end-use, demand, supply, cost, and lumber prices included in the forecast
  • The use of FEA’s website and database to search for information and create customized dashboards
  • Access to Art Schmon, FEA’s Engineered Lumber analyst

Subscribers can request an annual on-site presentation.
(client covers travel expenses)