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Log exports from the Pacific Northwest Public Deposited

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  • The sale of raw logs from the Pacific Northwest (PNW) was at first considered a desirable market for the sale of unwanted logs. It became a rapidly growing market, and with its growth also came demands from some in the PNW for restrictions against exporting logs. Some believed that the export of logs reduced employment opportunities for PNW mill workers. There does not appear to be any trend that would support this claim. Another contested point was the higher prices received in the log export trade. There does seem to be a trend for stumpage prices to increase faster in the PNW than in some other regions of the United States, and the log export trade may be partly responsible for this. Some contend the high prices paid for logs increased stumpage prices beyond a point where many PNW mills could no longer compete in the domestic wood products market. Others believed the sale of logs to foreign buyers was a legitimate trade, and resulted in increased investments in forest lands. The demands for restrictions on log exports has led to a virtual prohibition of log exports from all public lands in the western states, with the exception of Washington State Department of Natural Resources holdings. As an aid in predicting the general trend of the impacts following a ban on log exports, three studies using sensitivity analysis were examined. The results indicate that a ban may result in an increase of lumber production, but a considerable decrease in stumpage prices and log production. Domestic prices and consumption vary depending upon the quantity of the increased foreign demand for PNW lumber after a ban was enacted. Distributional analyses indicates that the effect of a log export ban would be an overall economic loss to the region.
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