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Dustin Jalbert

Senior Economist, Wood Products

Fastmarkets RISI

Dustin Jalbert leads the lumber analysis on Fastmarkets RISI's Wood Products team, where he is responsible for the monthly Lumber Commentary and the North American Lumber 5- and 15-Year Forecasts. Prior to joining the Wood Products team, Dustin was a member of Fastmarkets RISI's Global Packaging team, providing forecasting and economic analysis along with research for multi-client studies. He also worked on Fastmarkets RISI's fiber team for over two years, assisting with such publications as Fastmarkets RISI's World Pulp Monthly, the World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast, and the World Dissolving Pulp Monitor. Dustin has co-authored a number of multi-client studies including the Outlook for the World Fluff Pulp Market (2014), The World Boxboard Study (2015) and the Outlook for Mexico's Paper Packaging Market (2016). Dustin holds a master's degree in International Finance and Economics from Brandeis University and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Maine.



Outlook for North American lumber in the wake of COVID-19

Session One

Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 12:00

  • A review of COVID-19’s impacts on lumber markets and what this means for our demand outlook through 2022
  • How has Fastmarkets’ capacity outlook changed, particularly for high cost regions like the BC Interior and US West Coast
  • European dimension lumber continues to make headway in North American markets…is this a temporary phenomenon or a secular trend?
  • Analysis regarding impact of duty and stumpage adjustments for Canadian producers how this will shift the industry cash cost curve


ROUNDTABLE: Is the switch to working from home the biggest disruptor for the wood products market at the moment?

Session One

Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 12:00


  • Take part in this informal discussion to have a conversation about market disruptors
  • All of the day 1 Fastmarkets RISI speakers will be present for you to chat with
  • An opportunity to network with delegates who have similar business interests

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