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South America

Shrinking EU demand for tropical flooring

Total imports of real-wood flooring into the EU increased 6.2% to 29.52 million sq.m in 2018 [...]

Brazil: Latest prices for logs, sawnwood and plywood

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

Global plywood industry hit by US-China trade war and slowdown of Chinese economy

The global plywood industry is currently affected by the US-China trade war and the slowdown of China's economy [...]

US plywood producers want to stop certification for Brazilian wood; claim plywood exports are defective

Ten plywood producers in the United States have filed for a court order to stop the certification of Brazilian lumber [...]

Arauco expands in North America with the acquisition of US MDF producer

Arauco announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Prime-Line Inc., a privately held U.S. manufacturer of [...]

August prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood

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

Sharp fall for Brazilian wood products exports in June 2019

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

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 [...]