South America

Top 15 biggest lumber producing companies in the world

GWMI picked the top 15 companies across the globe based on their softwood lumber production figures for 2021. The list [...]

Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

    The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

    At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber [...]

Ocean freights drop sharply as global trade slows down

In 2021, the skyrocketing shipping prices have made the world's major shipping companies more profitable, but now, such good [...]

Arauco’s plants in Argentina at risk of shutdown under import controls

    The Chamber of the Argentine Timber Industries (CAIMA) has warned that local timber producers may soon [...]

Brazil, Uruguary wood chip exports rise, Chile shipments decline

Eucalyptus plantations in Latin America are a significant supply source to pulpmills in China and Japan. However, the Latin American [...]

Global softwood log trade drops by 20%

    A halt in Russian log exports and reduced wood demand in China contributed to a 20 [...]

China: Rising demand in construction sector to boost demand for logs; but market outlook still uncertain

    Strong increases in demand are expected as the Chinese construction industry kicks into 5th gear and [...]

FAO: Consumption of primary processed wood products predicted to grow 37 percent by 2050

Overall consumption of primary processed wood products is expected to grow 37 percent by 2050 in a business-as-usual [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber on a downward trend

Global trade of softwood lumber fell about 10% in the first half of 2022. Most of the decline was driven [...]