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Publications

Publications

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Quarterly Newsletter
Apr 2019

Viewpoint – The Term Structure of Interest Rates and Timberland Discount Rates (Part 1)

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The frequency and amplitude of media coverage pointing towards headwinds that the global economy may face over the next ~18 months is on the increase. If a significant economic downturn were to manifest, it raises questions as to what the implications for timberland investment will be. Margules Groome in association with Forest Research Group based in Maine in the US jointly investigated …

Quarterly Newsletter
Apr 2019

Australian Softwood Supply – Where to from Here?

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It has been predicted for many years and reality has finally come, Australia is now short of softwood log supply. Sawmills and panel mills are all looking for more supply with the long-term outlook for the Australian economy being continued growth. There are a number of potential options to increase log supply….

Quarterly Newsletter
Apr 2019

Australian Softwood Residual Price Index

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Margules Groome has developed an index to measure Australia’s softwood plantation residual log prices. The index is a measure of the residual log value to the forest owner once harvest and haulage costs are subtracted from mill door log prices. Margules Groome’s analysis suggests that the key driver for harvest and haulage costs decreases and log margin price increases is …

Quarterly Newsletter
Apr 2019

Inventory Design and NFI Implementation Support in Guyana, South America

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Many forested countries in the world have undertaken the development of National Forest Inventories (NFI). During the second half of 2018 the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) engaged Margules Groome to provide services in support of technical planning and logistical preparation for the execution of an NFI. Margules Groome therefore recommended a double sampling …

Quarterly Newsletter
Jan 2019

How Up-to-Date Is Your Understanding of Timberland Valuation and Reporting Standards?

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Over recent years Margules Groome has valued more than USD 10 billion of timberland globally. This includes timberland of different types, owned by a broad range of owners and owner types. In relation to IFRS 13 and IAS 41, we sometimes see that clients do not reference the former standard in their requests for appraisal work. Of concern, is that we often see no reference being made for compliance with local forest valuation standards …

Quarterly Newsletter
Jan 2019

Modified Radiata Pine – The Next Frontier

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Radiata pine is used in Australia (AU) and New Zealand (NZ) to produce structural sawn timber components. It is also exported to be manufactured in advanced chemical-free, thermally modified timbers with cutting-edge mechanical and physical properties. They are marketed under the Accoya and Kebony brands and target high value market segments. Why modified timbers are not produced in AU/NZ ….

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