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Global and European sawlog prices have fallen over the past two years

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The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all continents, with the biggest declines occurring in Europe, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Plentiful supply from storm-damaged and beetle-infested forests in Central Europe changed the log …

Brazil’s forest products sector posts 18% growth in January

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Brazil’s forestry sector exports totalled US$901 million, an 18 per cent increase year-on-year in January 2018, buoyed by increased demand for pulp, wood-based panels and paper. Forest products account for almost 15 per cent of the value of the country’s agribusiness exports and five per cent of total exports. China was the main …

Editor’s pickResearchers develop new DNA database to reduce deforestation in Amazon

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Scientists at the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) and the Center for Natural Biodiversity in the Netherlands are coming up with a DNA database of trees found in the Amazon region. “The DNA-mark” project is also launched in partnership with other institutions. It will consolidate information on Amazonian species and …

Brazil’s furniture sector increases output

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Brazil’s industrial production recorded a marginal increase of 0.2 per cent in October 2017 compared to September, the second consecutive rise in the year. The furniture sector expanded 5.3 per cent during this period, compared to October 2016, the sixth consecutive rise and the highest since April 2013. The sector has been productive in …

Brazil’s wood-based panel exports register healthy growth

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The trade balance in the Brazilian forest plantations sector reached US$2.9 Bn between January and May, up 4.9 per cent over the same period last year according to the Brazilian Tree Industry (IBA). The sector registered total exports of US$3.3 billion, 3.2 per cent more compared to the same period in 2016. International sales of wood-based …

Brazil sees first rise in furniture exports since 2010

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Wooden furniture exports from Brazil rose from US$36.2 million in May 2016 to US$42.2 million in May 2017, an increase of nearly 17 per cent. In the first five months of this year wooden furniture exports rose 7 per cent year-on-year according to the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC). Exports by the furniture sector …

Brazil exports of wood products climb in May 2017

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Brazilian exports of wood-based products increased 23.3 per cent to US$ 236.5 million in May 2017 compared to the same period last year. Year-on-year, May pine sawnwood exports increased 41 per cent in value to US$ 39.5 million. In volume terms, exports increased 29 per cent over the same period from 152,300cbm to 196,000cbm. May tropical …

Brazil's wood products export market update

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Brazil’s February exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 8.3 per cent in value to US$192.3 million compared to the same period last year. The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 12.4 per cent between February 2016 (US$27.4 million) and February 2017 (US$30.8 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 8.4 per …

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