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.

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 […]

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! 

The most developed wood supply chain in the world. Others should learn from it…

The most developed wood supply chain in the world. Others should learn from it…

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in forest business, pulp and paper, pulpwood, wood market |

This post focuses on harvesting and wood supply chain management in the one of the most developed forestry regions in the world. Click to continue!

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. 

Log prices in NZ expected to rise

Log prices in NZ expected to rise

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in forest business, wood market, wood trade |

According to Scion Log Price Outlook – August 2017, unpruned log prices are going to trade 5% higher than August prices. The same situation is expected for pruned log prices. Infrastructure management and the availability of truck drivers appeared to be among the most important transport related constraints that may negatively impact business in New […]

Why interest rates differ in timberland investments?

Why interest rates differ in timberland investments?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in forest business |

Like in every business, financial analysis is the core of timberland investments. If it is properly done, it can reduce the level of risk in our forestry investment portfolio. This post describes why interest rates differ in timberland investments, and why investors should be careful in their decisions.