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Why Finnish sawmills are in trouble?

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

There are two main reasons for troubles for Finnish sawmills. Firstly, price of wood has risen slowly and now comprises 72% of the price of any finished sawed product. Secondly, basis for timber income taxation changed from land area based taxation into sales based taxation. Together these result into diminishing timber sales and rising timber prices, which in turn result into diminishing production and lower profit margins.

How to get out of this vicious circle before everybody in the industry have gone bankrupt? According to analysts the answer is by increasing the value of finished products. How to do that? To my opinion, log home companies stand at better place as value adders for wood than pure sawmills…

Finnish paper industry in turmoil

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Rocketing stock price of Honka Log Homes

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Weekend update

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Log mobile homes

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Log home kitchen

Monday, March 6th, 2006

KB Home teams with Martha Steward

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Remodeling declines

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Home sales down

Sunday, March 5th, 2006
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