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Short, shorter, spot

October 22, 2021. – Long gone are the days of annual plywood sales contracts with fixed prices. The recent volatile market conditions have shrunk the contract periods shorter and shorter. For long-term customers, it doesn’t make sense to agree on the terms for each container/trailer…
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Can you pass increased costs to plywood prices?

October 08, 2021. – Microchips and wood panels got a new friend in September when electricity joined the club of soaring prices. There are several short-term reasons for the increased prices, but also the long-term impact of the transition to greener energy sources. For the…
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Top two things in plywood sales

September 24, 2021. – During this week my house has been a construction site. Together with a heating system change, we arrange some new rooms in the basement. The “crew” consists of a plumber, an electrician, and “Bob the Builder”. The building and installation work…
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Against whom we compete?

September 10, 2021. – In 1979 an American academic Michael E. Porter introduced his Five Forces Framework on business competition. According to the theory, companies face threats from substitute products, current competitors, and new entrants. In addition to the three threats, companies have to deal…
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Stormy market

August 27, 2021. – According to reinsurance company Swiss Re, the global insured losses totalled 36 billion euros during the first half of 2021. Swiss Re estimates that a major part of the losses (34 billion euros) were because of extreme weather. In total, the…
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9-point market cycle guide

August 13, 2021. – According to Wikipedia, business cycles are intervals of expansion followed by recession in economic activity. Within the last 12 months, we have had expansion, that is for sure. Fortunately, there are no signs of recession, but for long-term business, less steep…
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Business renewal

July 30, 2021. – This year has been busy for people in the wood business. The good demand is a great thing. However, it also brings along additional issues, problems and extra work. These issues are mainly around availability, and often they are hard to…