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September 24, 2010 08:45 ET

Research on Louisiana-Pacific and Weyerhaeuser -- Lumber Industry Still Deep in the Woods

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the lumber, wood production industry and has completed analytical research on Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: LPX) and Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Lumber, Wood Production industry is in the depths of one its worst depressions in history. With housing starts for 2010 below 1 million per year for the third time in 50 years, the previous two being 2008 and 2009, the industry is experiencing the lowest volume levels in mill production since statistics began being kept in the 1940's. The industry is down 45% since 2005. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the lumber, wood production industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and Weyerhaeuser Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While some boost within the sector has been felt by increased sales to China, it hasn't been enough to offset the industry's dependence on the U.S. housing market. Although mortgage rates are currently low, the high levels of unemployment frighten or inhibit builders' ability to receive credit. Low demand for wood has also hurt prices. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

However, a small glimmer of hope sparkled throughout the industry this August when housing starts increased 10.5%. This data combined with the anticipation of higher prices and a decreased Canada to U.S. export tax could cause the industry to return to modest profitability in 2011. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the lumber, wood production industry.

For their most recent quarter results both Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and Weyerhaeuser Co. posted profits as opposed to a loss each company registered a year back. Weyerhaeuser has recently paid a special dividend of $26.46 per share or $5.6 billion quite recently in light of its conversion into an REIT. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and Weyerhaeuser Co. at or

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