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Timberland: Anticipating a supply shock and how to optimise returns
Radio Feature 50: Jacek Siry in conversation with Sona Blessing
Thursday, February 14, 2013

radio Jacek Siry serves as Associate Professor of Forest Economics at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. His research areas are timberland investment, timber market modelling, global forest products trade and industry competitiveness, and carbon policies and markets.

In this radio feature Dr. Siry draws on his experience in international forestry issues, including timber trade, availability, costs as well as plantation management across major producing regions and shares how as an investor one could be positioned to optimise returns given the imminent supply side shock posed by Canadian timberland.

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Timberland: Anticipating a supply shock and how to optimise returns

Duration: 08:34 


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  • Q1 - a) Status quo on Canada's timberlands - on an annual basis how much timber does it supply to whom and at what prices?
            b) For how much longer do you believe Canada can hold up timber supplies?

    Duration: 02:27 

  • Q2 - Are there alternative supplier - who could they be potentially and the cost?

    Duration: 01:14 

  • Q3 - What would your outlook be for an investor?

    Duration: 00:27 

  • Q4 - Why is now a good time to make timberland acquisitions?

    Duration: 01:04 

  • Q5 - What are some of the uses of the timber?

    Duration: 01:42 

  • Q6 - What sort of returns can investors expect and how does this compare with investing in equity?

    Duration: 01:38 

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