South America

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco cease operations of JV in Germany

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco announced the intention to cease the operations of their joint venture LaminatePark GmbH & Co. KG [...]

IKEA plans to enter Mexico

    IKEA is exploring locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to open its first store in [...]

Negative outlook for the global forest products industry, says Moody’s

The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry has been changed to negative from stable, Moody's says [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on rising in 2018

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Brazil: Logs, sawnwood and plywood latest prices

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

Brazilian processed plantation timbers exports on steady increase

Export data for Brazilian wood products show that over the past five years there has been a steady increase in [...]

Steady growth for Brazilian wood-based products exports

In November 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 24% in value compared to November [...]

Arauco completes acquisition of Masisa’s Mexican panel mills

An USD 160 million acquisition agreement of two industrial plants in Mexico was established by Arauco to Masisa, following the [...]

Increased lumber exports from Brazil boost domestic sawlog prices

    Sawlog prices have increased in the local currency in Brazil in 2018 thanks to higher demand [...]

Global construction boom is most likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]