Stock comprehensive index of 29 forest products companies closed at 118.278 in 2012, up 21.3%, outperforming the Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq indexes, says report from Industry Intelligence

LOS ANGELES , January 16, 2013 (press release) – Stocks in the U.S. Forest Products Stock Index rose 21.3% from 2011, besting the gains in the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ indexes

Industry Intelligence Inc., a market intelligence and information management company serving the forest products, packaging, and food and beverage industries, today released a report showing that stocks of major U.S. forest products companies outperformed the Dow Jones Industrials in 2012, as measured by a comprehensive index.

The index of 29 companies closed the year at 118.278, an increase of 21.3%. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Index closed up 7.3%, the S&P 500 was up 13.4% and the NASDAQ was up 16.0% for 2012.

The U.S. Forest Products Index is a six-year-old market capital-weighted index that measures the stock trading activity of sector participants who manufacture wood, paper, pulp and packaging.

The Industry Intelligence Stock Indices are available to clients using the Industry Intelligence i2dashboard service. In addition to the U.S. Forest Products Stock Index, they include the Canadian Forest Products Stock Index, the Paper Packaging Stock Index and the U.S. Homebuilding Stock Index.

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Industry Intelligence, Inc. has provided market intelligence to more than 600 companies worldwide from independent startups to Fortune 500 companies since it began as Forestweb in 1999. Over the years, Industry Intelligence has grown to cover the forest products, packaging, and food and beverage industries from a high-level industry view to in-depth data, which clients use to prepare for meetings, generate sales reports, produce competitive analysis and create other business documents. Industry Intelligence innovation comes from industry experts using patented technology to deliver the market intelligence that companies use to compete, make informed decisions and succeed.

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