Coronavirus Case Study, Part III: Toilet Paper, Housing Starts and Forest Industry Implications

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We do not have a toilet paper problem. As a forest industry analyst, I say this for three reasons. Many firms in this industry are Forisk clients or customers of clients and we can confirm that trees continue to grow, more…

Forisk Publishes New Research and Market Rankings That Show How Forest Industry Opportunities Vary by Investor Type

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Where on the map should investors put capital to work in the U.S. forest industry? New research shows how the answer differs for timberland investors, sawtimber consumers, and users of pulpwood. Forisk’s 2019 North American Forest Market & Industry Rankings scores local more…

Who’s Who in Lumber 2019 Update: Top 10 U.S. Lumber Producers

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Forisk tracks wood-using facilities in North America’s forest products industry to study capital allocation, wood demand, and forest technology trends. Lumber producers have been rationalizing capacity, investing in and expanding some mills while shuttering others across portfolios over the past more…

Top Forisk Blog Posts from 2018: Forest Finance, Lumber Consolidation, and Timberland Owners

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Visitor traffic on the Forisk Blog increased 11% in 2018 over 2017, for a sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth. Thank you! Here are the top five posts from 2018, along with a few popular posts by topic: Forest Finance: 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…