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Sharp fall for Brazilian wood products exports in June 2019

The value Brazilian exports of wood-based products in June 2019 (excluding pulp and paper products) fell 12% year on [...]

15% rise in prices for hardwood chips exported from Latin America

Tight supply of hardwood fiber in the Pacific Rim have pushed prices for Latin American hardwood chips upward during the [...]

UPM to invest US$2.7 billion in a new pulp mill in Uruguay; company’s pulp capacity to rise by 50%

UPM has made the investment decision to construct a 2,1 million tonne greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill near Paso de [...]

Business potential of the South American wood pellet market

South America is one of the continents in which wood pellet production is yet to reach its full potential because [...]

Brazilian wood products exports up 29% in May

In May 2019, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 29% in value compared to May [...]

Rising Dutch imports of FLEGT licensed timber

FLEGT licensing is helping importers to comply with EUTR, while the forest sector reforms and new procedures implemented during the [...]

Dutch and Belgian importers’ views on FLEGT

Although the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has narrowed the supply base for tropical timber imported into the EU, traders in [...]

Latest prices for Brazilian exported logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 1-15 June, 2019.       [...]

Sonae-Arauco to cease laminate operations in Horn, Germany

GHP Glunz Holzwerkstoffproduktions - GmbH (“GHP”) intends to cease all operations at its Horn Bad Meinberg site in Germany by the [...]