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Chris Lyddan

Director, Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

Chris Lyddan

Chris Lyddan - Director, Timber, RISI, Bellingham, WA, and co-founder – International Woodfiber Report and Timberland Markets Report.

Lyddan serves as timber analyst at RISI, including North American woodfiber, timberland and biomass markets and price reporting. His work is also the basis for the company's benchmarking and forecasting services in woodfiber and timberland.

Lyddan co-founded International Woodfiber Report in 1995 and Timberland Markets in 2000. 

Prior to joining RISI in 1995, Lyddan owned a timber harvesting, pulpwood and log export business based in Virginia, founded in 1979. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Forestry from Virginia Tech.


North America import outlook

Day 1

Wednesday, 29 April, 2020

Despite having a large surplus of woodfiber, woodchip exports from North America to Asia have been stagnant and have fallen to relatively low levels to Turkey. This presentation will discuss current fiber availability and pricing, and potential future supplies from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.