What is a “Local” Timber Price? What is a “Local” Timber Forecast?

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Our previous blog on the uniqueness of individual timber markets and wood baskets generated questions and follow-ups on the tyranny of regional averages and the challenge of localizing price forecasts. In our world, there is no such thing as an more…

Timberland Investments and the Strategic Role of Technology

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Mid-way through a ninth year of increasing housing starts and growing lumber consumption, timberland investors and forest owners in the U.S. South continue to struggle with flat and, in certain local markets, falling sawlog prices. Previous posts discuss how this more…

Forisk Forecast: Six Reasons Why Timber Prices in the South Do Not Track U.S. Housing Starts Today

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This is the fourth in a series related to Forisk’s Q2 2017 forest industry analysis and timber price forecasts for the United States. From 2009 through 2016, U.S. housing starts increased 112%, a compound annual rate exceeding 11%. Over this more…