Does the wood market work in Central and Eastern European (CEE) Region? Analysis of New Forest Business Frontiers.
Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland on August 11th in 2017. Storms brought down around 10 million cubic metres (Mm3) of lumber across 80 000 hectares of forest (total annual harvest in Poland is around 40 Mm3). The question is, how this massive […]
The most important conference in Europe – The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 1 month! IFBC2018 will be a great opportunity to exchange industry experiences and the best market practices. This will guarantee the presence of representatives of the most influential companies from the forestry and wood sector in the world. […]
The most important conference in Europe – The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months! IFBC2018 will be a great opportunity to exchange industry experiences and the best market practices. This will guarantee the presence of representatives of the most influential companies from the forestry and wood sector in the world. […]
Many dynamics are currently playing out in the Nordic forestry industry. The Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) is underway, shipping rates are down, international log prices remain high, volumes are high and price trends are causing significant influences on the domestic log markets. During the 2nd half of February, FBA will be running […]
All kinds of projections regarding forestry and wood industries have to take into account relations between wood supply and forest products demand at certain markets. Here are FBA’s forecasts for European forest sector for 2018, together with challenges that key wood market players will face.
As a professional, working in forest or wood-industry related businesses (henceforth, Forest Business), you should always be trying to expand your network. You never know whom you’ll be able to connect with and where that connection will lead. As relationships become more and more essential to business, successful professionals need to be at the forefront, doing what […]
Thank you for participating in FBA’s recent log price outlook. You can find the final report below. This outlook has a few additional features: Sentiments on future log volumes are presented and we could manage to combine the results with a similar independent outlook that was carried out in the New Zealand at the same […]
During the 2nd half of November Forest Business Analytics (FBA) will be running its 1st quarterly log prices outlook for Nordic countries. These outlooks are based on a large number of people’s sentiments concerning changes in the markets over the coming year. Anybody who has some exposure or an understanding of the log and wood […]
Have you ever thought what factors determine timber supply among non-industrial private forest owners? In this post, I discuss some basic theories that drive decisions of NIPF owners, and I focus on some factors that are crucial when you are planning to start a new timber business in particular location. Enjoy!
In the 1990s-2000s, Norske Skog invested tens of billions Norwegian Krone to become the world’s largest newspaper (newsprint) and magazine paper company. Then the rapid development of internet occured, which clipped the wings of Norske Skog. During last years, Norske Skogindustrier ASA or Norske Skog, which translates as Norwegian Forest Industries, were in continuous troubles made mostly by an oversupply in the paper […]