Chile’s wood products industry reconstructs: what does this mean for North American markets?

By Bernard Fuller Mon, Apr 12, 2010

USA, April 12, 2010 (RISI) -In the five weeks since the 8.8 magnitude earthquake severely damaged large sections of Chile's forest products industry, substantial sections of the industry's productive capacity has come back online, and exports of products have resumed, albeit not yet on the scale prior to the quake. Although infrastructure damage was widespread, and many mills lost power and other utilities for an extensive period of time, a significant portion of the Chilean solid wood products industry was operating as of the end of March.

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