Global timber investments, 2005 to 2017

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Cubbage , F , Kanieski , B , Rubilar , R , Bussoni , A , Morales Olmos , V , Balmelli , G , Mac Donagh , P , Lord , R , Hernandez , C , Zhang , P , Huang , J , Korhonen , J , Yao , R , Hall , P , Del La Torre , R , Diaz-Balteiro , L , Carrero , O , Monges , E , Ha Tran Thi Thu , Frey , G , Howard , M , Chavet , M , Mochan , S , Hoeflich , V A , Chudy , R , Maass , D , Chizmar , S & Abt , R 2020 , ' Global timber investments, 2005 to 2017 ' , Forest Policy and Economics , vol. 112 , 102082 .

Title: Global timber investments, 2005 to 2017
Author: Cubbage, Frederick; Kanieski, Bruno; Rubilar, Rafael; Bussoni, Adriana; Morales Olmos, Virginia; Balmelli, Gustavo; Mac Donagh, Patricio; Lord, Roger; Hernandez, Carmelo; Zhang, Pu; Huang, Jin; Korhonen, Jaana; Yao, Richard; Hall, Peter; Del La Torre, Rafael; Diaz-Balteiro, Luis; Carrero, Omar; Monges, Elizabeth; Ha Tran Thi Thu; Frey, Gregory; Howard, Mike; Chavet, Michael; Mochan, Shaun; Hoeflich, Vitor Afonso; Chudy, Rafal; Maass, David; Chizmar, Stephanie; Abt, Robert
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Forest Bioeconomy, Business and Sustainability
Forest Economics, Business and Society
Date: 2020-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Forest Policy and Economics
ISSN: 1389-9341
Abstract: We estimated timber investment returns for 22 countries and 54 species/management regimes in 2017, for a range of global timber plantation species and countries at the stand level, using capital budgeting criteria, without land costs, at a real discount rate of 8%. Returns were estimated for the principal plantation countries in the Americas-Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Mexico, and the United States-as well as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, China, Vietnam, Laos, Spain, Finland, Poland, Scotland, and France. South American plantation growth rates and their concomitant returns were generally greater, at more than 12% Internal Rates of Return (IRRs), as were those in China, Vietnam, and Laos. These IRRs were followed by those for plantations in southern hemisphere countries of Australia and New Zealand and in Mexico, with IRRs around 8%. Temperate forest plantations in the U.S. and Europe returned less, from 4% to 8%, but those countries have less financial risk, better timber markets, and more infrastructure. Returns to most planted species in all countries except Asia have decreased from 2005 to 2017. If land costs were included in calculating the overall timberland investment returns, the IRRs would decrease from 3 percentage points less for loblolly pine in the U.S. South to 8 percentage points less for eucalypts in Brazil.
Subject: Timber investments
Global trends
Land expectation value
Internal rates of return
4112 Forestry
511 Economics
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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