Timber Market Risks
By Sharanya

How Importers can Diversify Timber Market Risks and Increase Stability

November 11,2022

A few timber buyers and distributors are globally active with truly global agile supply chains. Most at best are competitive and established in one or two markets. Due to this reliance, movements or changes in exchange rates, natural disasters, legal frameworks, port strikes or forest fires might come in the way of fulfilling the transaction.

Buyers will not have a functional supply chain, they would face delays and might completely halt incoming deliveries as well. This would mean that for an uncertain period, if the buyers are relying on one market for the entire supply, they will not get the needed materials at full capacity or at all, causing a delay in the scheduled timeline.

To avoid these circumstances, buyers should always source at least a part of their requirements from other producing markets around the world. This would help them in different ways like:

  • Getting distinct products across different dimensions & species from key global players to understand which one suits their requirements the most
  • Tracking how production and supply availability is performing regionally and globally
  • Benefiting from currency volatility
  • Getting recent updates on how the logistics are performing in each market

How the Timber Exchange Platform Helps Global Importers During Trade

As a connecting platform for leading & vetted importers, exporters, and freight forwarding companies of the world, Timber Exchange helps you mitigate the risks with features like:

  • Market Data Hub: This gives you the exact picture of how the global market is performing based on real-time graphs spread across 100+ market indicators under metrics like production, inventory, logistics, consumption, export/import, global price index, container line performance, and container sailing schedule. With the latest data in your hands at all times, you can make a well-rounded decision before moving forward with the trade.
  • B2B Marketplace: This feature provides an organised tendering process for the buyer and the seller. Through the platform, you can check your counterparty’s professional company introduction, its location, historic trade value, product pictures, and KPI details before going to the negotiation stage.
  • Advanced Supply Chain Tools: With the help of smart supply chain tools on the platform, you can create a single inquiry for your requirements and control which companies or countries will be able to see it, saving a lot of time and manual labour on your part.

Timber Exchange is a high-trust network of like-minded, serious, and established companies that reduce the risk of fraud during trade significantly. If you want to know more about the platform and talk to our experts regarding the same, contact Timber Exchange.