Does the wood market work in Central and Eastern European (CEE) Region? Analysis of New Forest Business Frontiers.

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 […]

Expires in One Week: Your Early Bird Rate for #IFBC2018!

Expires in One Week: Your Early Bird Rate for #IFBC2018!

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 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. […]

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.

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 […]

Robust optimization in timberland and wood industry analyses

Robust optimization in timberland and wood industry analyses

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in forest and wood market analysis, forest business |

This post describes an overview and applications of robust optimization technique in the context of timberland and wood industry analyses.