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Timber – the long term trends


Growing economic and demographic pressures look set to impact on the supply and demand of timber, making it an appealing investment opportunity for the future. At a time when equity investments appear volatile, timber can now make up a reassuringly steady part of a portfolio.

The long term trends for timber as an investment opportunity look favourable for a number of reasons.

Firstly there is a strong correlation between the demand for timber and growth, both economically and demographically. The global population recently passed 7 billion, and is forecast to reach 9 billion by 2050. This growth is likely to result in greater demand for wood and wood-related products.

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