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President Trump and the Price of Timber

Nov 21, 2016

Posted on 11/9/2016 by Brooks Mendell on Forisk.com

Once the election results were in, the emails started pinging at 3 a.m. with questions that can be summarized as, “How will a Trump presidency affect timber prices and the US forest products industry?” While the commentary in these messages include some gnashing of teeth and rolling of eyes, the real world implications for our wooded slice of the economy and timber price models are specific and depend on explicit changes in known variables. Let’s review what we know and what we need to watch moving forward.

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