• Russia’s Log Export Ban

    19th March 2021

    Russia exported 15 million m3 of logs in 2020, accounting for almost 12% of globally traded roundwood. Much of this trade may come to a halt in 2022 when a new law proposed by Russia’s president will ban the export of softwood logs and high-value hardwood logs in January 2022. The Russian government is also considering measures to reduce illegal logging and restrict the export of green lumber.

  • 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.