Press Releases

Chile and Brazil Have Began to Supply Eucalyptus Chips to China

In late 2011, Brazil and Chile sent the first chip vessels to pulp mills in China in over five years. In the past, Japan had been the major destination for Latin American Eucalyptus chips. With Japanese pulp mills paying considerably more than Chinese pulp mills for chips, it is likely that a majority of Eucalyptus chips from Latin America will continue to be shipped to Japan.

Pricing & Supply

China Imports Record Volume of Wood Chips in 2011

The expansion of pulp production in China continues and the lack of domestic wood fiber sources has resulted in record imports of wood chips in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Chinese pulp mills increasingly have to rely on imported wood chips for their wood fiber needs.