Regional and local sawtimber supply stories: Pacific Northwest vs South

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This is the fourth in a series related to the Q4 2018 Forisk Research Quarterly and Forisk’s annual “Wood Flows & Cash Flows” event on December 13th in Atlanta. This post includes an excerpt from the Q4 2018 Forisk Research Quarterly more…

Forisk Publishes Study of Historic and Projected North American Forest Industry Capacity

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North America’s forest industry is more consolidated and globally competitive today because of the accelerated retooling of older mills and investments in leading technologies by firms following the Great Recession. With the exception of plywood, all forest industry sectors across more…

Softwood Lumber Production in Eastern Canada: A Closer Look

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Over the past decade, Eastern Canada has consistently been the fourth-largest installed base of regional softwood lumber manufacturing capacity in North America, behind the U.S. South, the U.S. West, and Western Canada. However, the region has gained importance as a more…

Thinking Beyond Deviations: Changes that Could Disrupt the Forest Industry, Part II

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World events and shifting in capital markets increase our awareness and interest in the broader range of disruptions potentially relevant to forestry. How should we think about these? The first post in this series summarized the current economic situation in more…

Thinking Beyond Deviations: Changes that Could Disrupt the Forest Industry, Part I

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Forest industry press covers the capital investments in mills, housing starts, lumber prices, and consolidation across the forest industry supply chain. The question then comes up with colleagues and clients: what are we missing? What topics, themes and drivers should more…

Three Fundamentals Affecting Investments in Housing, Lumber and Timber

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We often expect housing and lumber and timber markets to interact and behave in certain ways. However, these expectations assume operable levels of market clearing information and pricing that apply (somewhat) uniformly across North America in seamless, frictionless transactions. You more…

Southern Timber Supplies: Investment Implications

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This is the fourth in a series related to Forisk’s Q2 2018 forest industry analysis and timber price forecasts for the United States and Canada. The post includes an excerpt from the Regional Summary: U.S. South chapter. Growth-to-drain analysis compares annual more…