SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FORESTRY
September 2000 Headlines
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE JOURNAL
||Chile and New Zealand -
Southern allies or global enemies?
This edition of the Journal examines the relationship between Chile and New
Zealand - the predominant Southern Hemisphere plantation forest products countries. The two have reached a crossroads in their
Articles drawn on:
The New Zealand viewpoint, looking at geographic, forest character, forest
ownership and forest production.
A viewpoint of Chilean forest leaders following a visit to New Zealand
forest operations is reported.
Forest countries of today and the future are highlighted by a Chilean
leader in a recent column.
Why wouldnt Wood New Zealand work? This
is the question we put in regards to the failure of a cooperative marketing agency set up
to promote New Zealands forest products.
- SOUTHEM Markets - Stronger sales in Brazil and
South Africa have helped to boost the Southern Hemisphere Pine Price Index.
- Australian market executes classic swan dive - lumber sales
plummet after a surge prior to the introduction of a consumption tax.
- New Zealand sawmillers look to spring growth -
with the export markets generally flat, millers to looking to the spring and summer
building season for new sales.
- Chilean exporters heading for new highs - the forestry sector is
set to enjoy its best year ever in terms of foreign currency earnings.
- Argentinas sawmillers are hoping for a turnaround in sales
after fighting back from an economic downturn and increased Brazilian competition.
- Boise Cascade denies rumours it is quitting a project in Chile.
- A decision is expected soon on Araucos pulp mill project.
- Masisa is taking control of Terranova.
- New Zealand and Australian log export marketing firms are to merge.
- Questions are being raised over the timber industrys links to Fiji coup - US
- Growth hopes for forestry are a highlight of Carter Holt Harvey Ltds recent
- A cluster to boost South African furniture companies is launched.
- Fletcher Challenge Forests lifts its performance - sale of the company still
- Norske Skog Australasia - formerly Fletcher Challenge Paper - signs a watershed
agreement with Australian publishing groups.
- Australian building products company, Boral, sells its Tasmanian hardwood
- Boise Cascade raises its interests in Australasia with the purchase of Blue Star
- A new service is launched to offer updates to subscribers on a regular basis.
Internet sites - your link with the Southern Hemisphere online.