South America

Wood-based products exports from Brazil overcome 2017’s levels

In March 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 19% in value compared to March [...]

Global MDF market reports robust growth

    In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over [...]

Global sawlog prices driven by strong markets in the US and Europe

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

EU imports of African sawnwood have fallen dramatically

The most notable trend in the supply of sawn hardwood to the EU in 2017 was the sharp fall in [...]

Brazil’s wood products exports on a booming trend

In February 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 27% in value compared to February [...]

Global pulp markets more profitable in 2017

    Modest increases in wood fiber costs and a substantial rise in market pulp prices have improved [...]

Greenpeace withdraws from FSC; claims the organization didn’t fulfill its goals

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

Global demand for softwood lumber reaches record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017, as demand for wood continued to increase in the [...]

Finnish Logset makes dealership contract in Brazil

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy and Brazilian heavy equipment dealer PESA (Paraná Equipamentos S/A) have signed a dealership [...]

Wood products exports from Brazil ascended quickly at the beginning of the year

In January 2018, Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 28.8% in value compared to January [...]