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Arauco posts higher output and deliveries

06.06.2018 − 

The Wood Products division of Chilean Celulosa Arauco y Constitutión (Arauco) markedly increased output and deliveries of wood-based panels (particleboard, MDF/HDF, OSB, fibreboard) compared with the previous year as well as the previous quarter. The company’s output of wood-based panels amounted to 1.38 million m³, 19% higher than in the previous year while deliveries grew by 11% to 1.31 million m³. Arauco produced 1.26 million m³ and delivered 1.21 million m³ in last year’s fourth quarter. However, higher deliveries compared with the fourth quarter were offset by a slight dip in average selling prices, the company writes in the business report published on 18 May.

Growth in deliveries was especially fuelled by markets in the USA and Canada. In Mexico, business volumes receded in the wake of ongoing efforts to hike prices. In South America, deliveries increased in Chile; Arauco reports stable deliveries for Brazil and Argentina.

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