Analyzing Timber Markets and Wood Baskets for Procurement and Investment Applications

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A successful timber market analysis answers two questions. One, what are the “facts on the ground” for this market or wood basket? This helps profile the market with respect to forest supplies and wood demand. The timber suppliers and wood-using more…

Forecasting Stumpage Prices and Timberland Investment Performance Requires Local Knowledge of Wood Demand

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Last week, I met with the CEO of one of world’s largest forest management and consulting firms.  We ended up discussing a mutually perplexing question, “why do some timberland investors prioritize macro issues like housing at the expense of understanding more…

Despite Wet Weather, Pine Grade Markets Recover; Use of Woods-Direct Chips Increasing

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Southern demand for pine grade timber raw materials rebounded 6.1% during the 1st quarter of 2010, according to the Wood Demand Report, after reaching five-year lows the previous quarter.  Data providers reported that “markets have turned around” while others confirmed more…