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Brazil’s latest logs, sawnwood and plywood prices

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood prices (1-15 October 2016)        [...]

Hanjin shipping bankruptcy to cause surging shipping costs; affect timber companies

It has been reported that the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world [...]

Brazilian timber exports halved in the last 10 years; export “Brazilian-ness” a way to increase international market share

In the ten years since 2005 Brazilian timber exports have almost halved (-44%) while imports have increased dramatically. This, and [...]

Weyerhaeuser exploring possible sale of Uruguay business

Weyerhaeuser said it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, for its timberlands and manufacturing operations in Uruguay.  [...]

Brazilian pine and tropical sawnwood exports rise steady

In August 2016, Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 21% in value compared to August 2015 [...]

Global pulpwood prices up in 2Q/2016 after several quarters of sharp decline

Global pulpwood prices were up in the 2Q/16 after having declined for seven consecutive quarters. Wood fiber costs currently [...]

FAO requests private investments in Latin America’s forests

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization sector requests for more private investment in sustainable forestry activities in Latin America.  [...]
October 10, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Global / South America

Global MDF capacity surpasses 100 million m3

The current and future MDF capacity continues to increase worldwide, especially in South American and the Asian regions.   [...]