• Japanese Pulp and Paper Industry and the Future of Chip Imports

    29th September 2020

    Japan has long been recognised as a global leader in industrial efficiency and competitiveness, with examples extending to electronics, automation and car manufacturing. By contrast, Japan’s pulp and paper industry is seemingly uncompetitive and outdated. It has been built on familiar principles applied in many of Japan’s primary industries, which only focuses on maximising local […]

  • Australian Softwood Log Price Trend Anomaly

    2nd June 2020

    Between June 2015 and June 2017 MGP10 prices trended down in real terms in the middle of the most recent and prolonged construction boom. This trend apparently bucked conventional wisdom that prices increase in times of high demand. Three trends in the market were apparent which may explain this unusual event. They are: The increase […]

  • Biofuel Briquettes – For Renewable Energy Generation

    9th March 2020

    There is ongoing debate about the management of natural forests and in specific fuel load reduction in natural forests in parts of the US and in Australia.  There is also the question of residue utilisation from plantation forests. Briquettes is a relatively simple renewable energy product that can be produced from forest waste material.

  • African Wood Products Investments

    Growing Interest In Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing in Africa

    6th November 2019

    By 2050, Africa will be one of the largest markets in the world with a population exceeding China’s. The development of a continental free trade area is well underway. Africa’s population will include a significant middle class with an increasing appetite for consumerism. These developments create opportunity for forest and wood product investment and development. Tanzania is one country with potential and Margules Groome is excited to participate in the development of opportunities in Africa.

  • Timberland Market Update December 2019

    6th November 2019

    The Timberland Market Update covers key economic developments globally that may impact forest and wood product markets and investment and includes regional reviews for Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America and Africa