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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!

Södra invests SEK 25 million in Kallinge

Södra invests SEK 25 million in Kallinge

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in wood construction, wood market |

Södra is strengthening the long-term competitiveness of its planing operations and intends to co-locate the units in Ronneby and Kallinge. The new proposed location will be in Kallinge, where SEK 25 million is to be invested in upgrading to a paint system that is more environmentally sustainable, in new machinery and in improvements to the […]

Mondi postpones paper machine investment at Steti mill

Mondi postpones paper machine investment at Steti mill

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in pulp and paper, wood market |

Mondi has decided to postpone its €135-million investment (roughly C$196 million) in a new machine glazed speciality kraft paper machine at its Steti mill in the Czech Republic after a “careful review of market conditions.”

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 […]

The Softwood Imports to U.S. from Europe flourish thanks to U.S. Duties on Canadian Industry

The Softwood Imports to U.S. from Europe flourish thanks to U.S. Duties on Canadian Industry

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in wood construction, wood market, wood trade |

U.S. imports of softwood from Germany have grown tenfold in the first half of the year as punishing duties pushed imports of Canadian softwood down.

Södra Wood increases profits

Södra Wood increases profits

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in mill news, wood market |

Timber division of Swedish company Södra recorded a sharp profits jump in the second quarter to 50m SEK (Swedish Krone) compared to a year ago.

NZ exports to China grow +12% but prices seem toppy.

NZ exports to China grow +12% but prices seem toppy.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in wood market |

The domestic NZ demand for both pruned and structural logs remains strong and supply ranges from balanced to tight around the country. Due to the drop in export prices the PF Olsen Log Price Index for July has dropped one dollar from the June figure and is now at $125. The average sale price is $14 […]

Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada

Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in wood market |

Rapidly spreading wildfire in British Columbia are set to tighten the supply of wood products and raise prices as they disrupt timber operations during the year’s peak building season, industry and analysts said on Tuesday.

Is BREXIT likely to impact U.S. sawn wood markets?

Is BREXIT likely to impact U.S. sawn wood markets?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in wood market |

As a consumer and producers of hardwood and softwood, Britain is a key customer for U.S. forest products producers. A June 23 vote to leave the European Union has depressed the British Pound, limiting its buying power in the short term.