Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017

With its unmatched insight into country-level and project-specific risks and opportunities, this study is an invaluable tool for seeking strong returns from forest plantation investment.


The Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017 benchmarks investment costs and returns for potential forest plantation projects. It analyzes relevant economic, geographic, and political factors in tree farm resource- and timber-producing countries across North and Central-Latin America, Oceania, Asia, Europe and Africa.

The Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017 provides:

  • 57 country profiles with data on forest trade, timber harvest and certification, and overviews of key issues and opportunities for timberland investors.
  • 99 case studies providing detailed data on tree farm growing costs, wood yields, harvesting costs and stumpage costs. Also includes average growing cost per cubic meter and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for various management regimens for nearly 30 species in more than 30 countries.
  • Timberland Investment Attractiveness Rankings for 57 countries, including 7 international benchmarks on political and economic factors and RISI-generated tree farm-specific factors.
  • Comparative data on growing costs, IRR, and Attractiveness Rankings, and how they have changed from previous editions of this report in 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012.
  • Timberland investment challenges and risks in each major timber producing country in the world.
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