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70% increase in Brazilian wood-based panel exports

According to the Brazilian Tree Industry Association (IBÁ), the volume of wood-based panels exported from Brazil in the first [...]

Brazil fights to remove US plywood tariffs

The Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) has consistently waged battle with the US in recent years to [...]

Brazil: Australian red cedar replacing mahogany and cedar

Domestically grown Australian red cedar (Toona ciliate, one of Australia's few native deciduous trees) is gaining popularity in Brazil [...]

Global forest products industry should be part of the solution to climate change

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) and its members welcome the signing of the landmark United Nations [...]

Brazil: Export of wood-based products falls slightly in value

In February 2016 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) fell slightly (-0.8%) in value compared [...]

Masisa launches production at 220,000 m³/yr MDF plant in Mexico

Last month the new Masisa MDF plant located in Durango, Mexico produced its first board. With this milestone, Masisa completes [...]

Brazil: Domestic economic crisis affecting timber industry

The Wood Trade Brazil - Lignum Brazil Fair promoted by the Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI), the Federation [...]

Global pulpwood prices at lowest level in 10 years

Pulpwood costs have fallen substantially worldwide with the softwood and hardwood pulpwood price indices in the 4Q/15 being at [...]

Peru: Sawnwood exports fall on low deliveries to China

2015 export data released by Peru's Association of Exporters (ADEX) shows that at US$151.31 million (FOB) there [...]

Forecast: Global demand for prefabricated housing expected to rise annually by 2.7%

Global demand for prefabricated housing is forecast to increase 2.7 percent per annum through 2019 to 3.4 million [...]