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June 19, 2017

Sabah, Malaysia: Sawnwood exports increased by 16% in 1Q

While Sabah’s (Malaysia) 1Q 2017 exports of laminated boards and mouldings remained almost unchanged year-on-year there was a 16% increase in sawnwood exports and an almost 39% increase in veneer exports, ITTO reported.However, compared to levels in the 1Q 2016 Plywood export in the same period in 2...
June 8, 2017

Brazilian pulp production grew 5.1% in January- April

Brazilian pulp production grew 5.1% in the 1Q 2017 compared to the same period last year, totaling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016, as as Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) reported.In the wood panels segment, exports are in the spotlight with a growth of 39.8%, reaching 376,000 cubic mete...
June 6, 2017

Weyerhaeuser to sell its timberlands and manufacturing business in Uruguay for $402.5 million

Weyerhaeuser Company announced an agreement to sell its timberlands and manufacturing business in Uruguay to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group, including other long-term institutional investors, for $402.5 million in cash. The company anticipates it will incur minimal tax...
June 5, 2017

Brazilian wood product exports increased by 16% in April

In April 2017, Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 16% in value compared to April 2016, from $190.5 million to $221 million, as ITTO reported.The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 37% between April 2016 ($28 million) and April 2017 ($38.3 million). In volume t...
June 2, 2017

China’s wood-based panel exports decreased by 5% in 2016

China’s wood-based panel exports in 2016 totalled 15 million cubic metres valued at $670 million, a year-on-year increase of 2% in volume but decrease of 5% in value, as ITTO reported.Plywood dominated wood-based panel exports in 2016 and accounted for 76.5% of the total wood-based panel exports. Pl...
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