South America

COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability for wood pellet producers

    A pellet producer survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability. Most [...]

Arauco’s sales down 18.8% in Q1/2020

    Arauco, one of the largest global forest companies, reported sales revenues of USD 1,127.2 [...]

Sharp drop in China’s tropical log imports

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on [...]

The worst time in Argentina’s timber industry in the last 50 years

    Argentina's timber industry sees worst conditions in 50 years, as loggers' sales plummet more than [...]

Germany becomes the second supplier of logs to China

China’s log imports in the first two months of 2020 totalled 7.73 million cubic metres valued at US [...]

Forestry companies in China increase overseas timber purchases in order to secure domestic supply

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, production in major wood-producing countries has stalled, the patterns [...]

Arauco to close another MDF plant in US

Composite panel and forest product giant Arauco will close its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Bennettsville, South Carolina [...]

Shortage of imported timber throws Chinese wood industry into panic

The demand for imported wood in China's wood products industry has gradually recovered. However, on the one hand, overseas [...]

Survey – Impact of coronavirus pandemic on the Brazilian timber sector

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted to try and slow its spread are having a [...]

Coronavirus: Skyrocketing timber prices in China as global supply falls sharply

In the recent period, coronavirus pandemic has reduced logging in many countries, overseas container costs and sea freight prices have [...]