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Paper Prices May Be Strong, But Uncertain Markets Mean U.S. Forest Products Aren't Out Of The Woods Oct 07 Product Image

Paper Prices May Be Strong, But Uncertain Markets Mean U.S. Forest Products Aren't Out Of The Woods Oct 07

  • ID: 2024760
  • October 2007
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
  • Bowater Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Koch Industries Inc.
  • MeadWestvaco Corp.
  • Potlatch Corp.
  • MORE

Abstract
Credit quality in the U.S. forest products sector should be generally stable for the next year as a result of rising pulp, paper, and paperboard prices, according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. But prospects for market conditions are mixed, as many companies in the sector comprise two very distinct lines of business--pulp, paper, and paperboard on the one hand and wood products on the other, both subject to different credit influences. (Listen to the related podcast titled, "U.S. Forest Products Show Credit Stability Despite Uncertain Markets," dated Nov. 26, 2007.) Given the cyclical nature of forest products, we believe that above-average pulp, paper, and paperboard pricing, offset by a steep downturn in wood products prices, will characterize 2007 and...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Georgia-Pacific LLC
- Rayonier Inc.
- International Paper Co.
- Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
- Packaging Corp. of America
- Potlatch Corp.
- Weyerhaeuser Co.
- Koch Industries Inc.
- Bowater Inc.
- Temple-Inland Inc.
- Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
- Caraustar Industries Inc.
- Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
- Stora Enso Oyj
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- Georgia-Pacific LLC
- Rayonier Inc.
- International Paper Co.
- Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
- Packaging Corp. of America
- Potlatch Corp.
- Weyerhaeuser Co.
- Koch Industries Inc.
- Bowater Inc.
- Temple-Inland Inc.
- Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
- Caraustar Industries Inc.
- Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
- Stora Enso Oyj
- MeadWestvaco Corp.
- Graphic Packaging International Inc.
- NewPage Corp.
- Altivity Packaging LLC

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