Canadian Forest Service Publications

A market study of Argentina and Brazil. 1996. The Western Canadian Wood Machinery and Services Export Assoc. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Working Paper WP-96.12, copublished by the BC Ministry of Forests.

Year: 1996

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4683

Language: English

Series: Working Paper WP (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Argentina and Brazil possess a wealth of resources in the plantation forest that dominate the Chilean forestry sector in size but not yet quality. The sawmilling industry is divided into two sectors; one that services the domestic market and the other that is made up of a few larger firms that service the international market. The latter sector is underdeveloped and opportunities exist for technical and marketing expertise. Recently restrictions on the importation of foreign equipment have been relaxed providing opportunities for suppliers of harvesting equipment. Successful entry into Argentine and Brazilian markets will depend upon an integrated approach that provides background knowledge of the local industry, technical expertise and the ability to effectively market the end-product.