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Substantial growth in China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Brazil

Thailand still is the main tropical sawnwood exporter to China. China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Thailand in 2018 were [...]

Arauco inaugurates its giant plant in Grayling, Michigan

Last week, Arauco held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its state-of-the-art particleboard and lamination facility in Grayling [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

Brazil: Increasing planted forests areas and planted forest exports

The National Forest Development Plan prepared by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa Florestas) aims at a 20% increase in [...]

Masisa to sell forestry assets in Chile and Argentina

With the aim of strengthening and boosting Masisa’s new commercial strategy, with a focus on the Pacific and the [...]

Current state of China’s logs imports market

Total softwood log stocks across China are now around 4.2-4.3 million m3. Daily uplift from the ports [...]

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood

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

Brazil: Wood products exports on the rise in February

In February 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 3.2% in value compared [...]

Lack of demand determine SonaeArauco and Tarkett to close laminate JV in Germany

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco announced the intention to cease the operations of their joint venture LaminatePark GmbH & Co. KG [...]

IKEA close to enter the Mexican market

IKEA is exploring locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to open its first store in the country.   [...]