6 Mar 2013
FIM’s paper Global Timber – Future Value (December 2012) predicted that demand for industrial roundwood could increase by as much as 48% from current levels by 2020. Indufor’s research suggests demand growth could be much more substantial. Indufor’s most likely scenario forecasts demand for industrial roundwood increasing by 154% from current levels by 2030. The research confirms that timber will be in increasingly short supply and availability of natural timber will be subject to ever increasing constraints. The outlook for timberland owners remains strongly positive.