Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (388 KB bytes)

Title: Global cycle changes the rules for U.S. pulp and paper

Author: Ince, Peter J.;

Date: 1999

Source: American papermaker. Vol. 81, no. 12 (1999).:p. 37-42 : ill.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: As in other industries, the fortunes of the U.S. pulp and paper industry are now closely tied to the global economy. The U.S. pulp and paper sector exhibits fairly steady production and growth trends, but its economic fortunes have become intertwined with the bglobal cyclec of supply and demand. Exposure to the global cycle has increased for the U.S. in recent decades with increased levels of U.S. product exports. One effect of this exposure in recent years is increased market volatility associated with trade-related adjustments in export demands and capacity utilization. Price volatility and sensitivity of profits to the global cycle are related to capital intensity and competitiveness in the pulp and paper sector. The recent economic downturn (the so called Asian decline) caused a number of significant bripple effectsc throughout the pulp and paper sector that are linked to the global cycle of supply and demand.

Keywords: Pulp and paper industry, Economic analysis, Supply balance, Timber trade, Market prices

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Ince, Peter J. 1999. Global cycle changes the rules for U.S. pulp and paper. American papermaker. Vol. 81, no. 12 (1999).:p. 37-42 : ill.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.