Researchers from two forestry consultancy companies and two universities established a cooperation to analyze the profitability and risk sources in global timberland investments. Authors of recently published scientific paper in the Journal of Forest Policy and Economics have examined what are the main factors that influence internal rates of returns (IRRs) in several global timber […]
We invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Journal of Forest Policy and Economics that will be dedicated to forest investment and finance. The proposed issue will publish peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Forest Business Conference (IFBC2018) held in Poland on 6-8 June 2018. In addition, this issue will include papers on similar […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
This post describes an overview and applications of robust optimization technique in the context of timberland and wood industry analyses.