South America

Overview of the global forest industry in Q3/2017

    The strong softwood fiber global prices, led by the US dollar weakening and the growing demand [...]

Arauco and the European Panel Federation joined PEFC as Stakeholders members

Chilean Arauco, the European Panel Federation (EPF) and the European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL (EPIS) have recently joined PEFC [...]

Masisa to sell Brazil wood-based panel operations plant to Arauco

    Masisa announced the sale of its manufacturing operations in Brazil to Arauco (Chile), for USD 102 [...]

UPM and Urugay gov. sign investment agreement for a new pulp mill

UPM and the Government of Uruguay have signed an investment agreement, which outlines the local prerequisites for a potential pulp [...]

Egger starts operations in Argentina

    The acquisition of the Masisa industrial unit by the Egger Group took place on 29 September [...]

FSC and global companies launch the Vancouver Declaration

      The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) this week launched an ambitious new initiative to increase [...]

This year’s International Hardwood Conference to be organized in Venice

After the success of the last edition, the International Hardwood Conference 2017 will be organized from 15 to 17 November [...]

Dieffenbacher was chosen by Arauco to supply full particleboard plant for North America

Chile-based Arauco is investing in the construction of a particle board plant with a planned capacity of 800,000 [...]

Chile’s forest fires will cost the government $333 million

The extreme forest fires in Chile are responsible for the death of 11 people and the destruction of about 1 [...]
February 10, 2017 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...South America

Outlook for the global furniture market uncertain

In spite of signs of a stabilisation and a more sustained recovery in various European markets as well as in [...]