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UPM to consider alternatives for long term development in Uruguay

UPM will commence discussions with the Government of Uruguay on the development of logistics infrastructure. Discussions will include railroad and [...]

Brazil’s wood products export fell slightly in May

In May 2016 the value of Brazil’s wood product exports (except pulp and paper) fell 1.6% in compared [...]

Chilean Masisa aims to develop in Mexico and Argentina

Masisa, the wood panel manufacturer in Chile, plans to start up a new plant in Mexico and wants to invest [...]

Brazil: EUR 40 million investment in a new pellet factory

Energy America Brazil Wood Resources Ltda will make a EUR 40 million investment to build a pellet factory in Rio [...]

Dieffenbacher to deliver MDF plant to Placas do Brasil

Placas do Brasil, a newly formed cooperation, has ordered a THDF/MDF plant with an annual capacity of 300,000 [...]

Softwood fiber price index at its lowest level since 2006

Both the HFPI and the SFPI price indices fell in the 1Q/16 with generally lower prices in Europe, Canada [...]

Global Plywood accused of illegal timber imports from the Amazon

A search warrant was executed on the 8th of June 2016, at the premises of Global Plywood and Lumber, a [...]

The global forest industry in the first quarter of 2016

Relatively small adjustments in both exchange rates and in log prices in local currencies, resulted in the smallest quarter-to [...]

Sonae-Arauco mega-merger completed

Further to the announcement made on 30 November of 2015, Sonae Indústria has completed the merger with Arauco group [...]