When you planted your nest egg in the early 1990s, so did hundreds of other small growers. You all had the same vision and now you’ll all be harvesting at roughly the same time.
This ‘Wave of Wood’ will flood the market with half a million hectares of uncommitted radiata pine wood supply.
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The early 1990’s planting boom means NZ will have a major increase in wood supply from 2016 onwards.
Most of these plantings are owned by small scale growers who hold under 100ha.
New Zealand will have half a million hectares of uncommitted radiata pine wood supply. Nearly 50% of total supply. They are owned by 15000 small scale forest owners.
Infrastructural bottlenecks, shortages in machinery and skills are certain under the current scenario. Medium and smaller growers will suffer most.
A near trebling in wood supply will depress prices from the domestic milling market. The export market can soak up the extra supply but