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…

Southern Pine Sawtimber Supply Forecasts and Pricing Impacts

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This post includes an excerpt from research published in the Q4 2017 Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ). The post-recession U.S. South currently features unresponsive timber prices, despite increases in housing and lumber production. While trends associated with industry consolidation and efficiency play more…

Does Your Wood Market Balance? Know Your Numbers for Timber, Lumber, Pulp and Panel Capacity

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In the show “Shark Tank”, a key lesson from watching entrepreneurs get grilled by Kevin O’Leary and company is the importance of knowing your numbers. The questions are always the same, so showing up unprepared is, frankly, inexcusable. What are 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…