The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months!

The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months!

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. […]

What are the general sentiments about the future of the log prices in Nordic countries?

What are the general sentiments about the future of the log prices in Nordic countries?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Quarterly Log Price Outlook |

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 […]

Challenges and projections for European forest sector in 2018

Challenges and projections for European forest sector in 2018

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.

5 Most Effective Strategies to Expand Your Forest Business Professional Network

5 Most Effective Strategies to Expand Your Forest Business Professional Network

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in forest business |

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 […]

Consolidated Nordic Log Price Outlook – November 2017

Consolidated Nordic Log Price Outlook – November 2017

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Other |

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 […]

What are the general sentiments about the future of the log prices in Nordic countries?

What are the general sentiments about the future of the log prices in Nordic countries?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Quarterly Log Price Outlook |

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 […]

Main factors deciding timber supply among non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners

Main factors deciding timber supply among non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners

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! 

Does an aggressive acquisition strategy always pay back? – pulp and paper industry example

Does an aggressive acquisition strategy always pay back? – pulp and paper industry example

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 […]

You’ll never guess what these pulpwood monsters can do…

You’ll never guess what these pulpwood monsters can do…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in pulp and paper, pulpwood |

This post shows pulpwood monsters. Have you seen them before?

The Netherlands Is Paving the Way in Toilet Paper Infrastructure

The Netherlands Is Paving the Way in Toilet Paper Infrastructure

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in pulp and paper |

A parking lot and stretch of highway made from recycled toilet paper help move a portion of the sludge out of the wastewater stream.