- Timber prices have been rising globally but forest owners in Sweden say they aren’t getting their fair cut of that growth.
- The price of a cubic meter of pulpwood, used to make things like paper, has been largely stagnant for a decade. The same goes for a cubic meter of sawed pine logs.
- Per Stenvall, who owns 400 hectares of pine forest in northern Sweden, says it’s hard to make a profit with today’s prices.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Soaring price of lumber puts squeeze on builders in Yukon, Canada, CBC News
Sweden: From rescue work to construction, next generation of drones creating new opportunities, Radio Sweden
United States: What kind of spending is expected in Alaska’s construction industry this year?, Alaska Public Media