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Latest prices for exports of Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 16-31 January, 2019.       [...]

Exports of processed plantation timbers rising in Brazil

Export data for Brazilian wood products show that over the past five years there has been a steady increase in [...]

Arauco to acquire only two Masisa plants in Mexico, instead of three

An USD 160 million acquisition agreement of two industrial plants in Mexico was established by Arauco to Masisa, following the [...]

Brazil: Booming lumber exports boost domestic sawlog prices

Sawlog prices have increased in the local currency in Brazil in 2018 thanks to higher demand for lumber from the [...]

Brazilian Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados to invest in a new MDF production line

Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados placed an order for a Generation 9 ContiRoll® NEO for its new location [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber down in 2018

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period [...]

Global construction growth likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

Sawlog prices declining around the world in the 3Q/2018

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3 [...]

UPM to invest EUR 2 billion in new giant pulp mill in Uruguay

UPM plans to invest Euro 2 billion in a new mill to be located near the city of Paso de [...]

EU tropical timber imports recover some lost ground in the third quarter

EU imports of tropical wood products dipped sharply in 2017 and started this year very slowly but recovered some lost [...]