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Prognosis '96 Forest Products


Industry Outlook -- Basic Industries: FOREST PRODUCTS

PROGNOSIS '96--FOREST PRODUCTS

Positives

-- Demand for coated paper used in advertising should be bolstered by the Presidential election and Olympic Games.

-- Producers avoided bringing on fresh capacity when prices soared.

Negatives

-- Mills making cheap, new engineered wood products will prompt a brawl in the fiberboard market.

-- The lumber industry faces intense competition from Canadian producers.Return to top

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