Clearinghouse
on Forests & Corporations

U.S. Imports of Chilean Wood Products

for the period April 1999 through March 2000

compiled by George Draffan
Public Information Network
www.endgame.org

from United Nations FAO and U.S. Customs data

Table 1. Major U.S. imports of Chilean wood products

Table 2. Major U.S. imports of Chilean wood products

Table 3. Top Importers of Chilean Pulp

Table 4. Top Importers of Chilean Fiberboard

Table 5. Top Importers of Chilean Softwood Lumber

Table 6. Top Importers of Chilean Hardwood Lumber

Table 7. Top Importers of Chilean Softwood Moulding

Table 8. Top Importers of Chilean Hardwood Moulding

Table 9. Top Importers of Chilean Plywood

Table 10. Major Chilean Wood Product Imports & Selected Consignees

Table 11. Top consignees

Table 12. Top notify parties

Table 13. Top shippers

 

Table 1. Major U.S. imports of Chilean wood products

 

FAO 1996

FAO 1997

1999

wood chips

65 %

56 %

-

lumber

24

17

45 %

plywood

-

-

9

pulp

7

14

7

fiberboard

4

8

5

logs

-

3

1

veneer

-

2

2

moulding

-

-

25

% of the total

wood products imported

100 %

100 %

94 %

Table 2. Major U.S. imports of Chilean wood products

Metric Tons Imported

% of Total Imports

lumber

44.9

coniferous wood sawn, sliced etc

226,016

39.3

tropical wood sawn

1,020

0.2

nonconiferous wood sawn, sliced etc

31,203

5.4

moulding and tongue & groove

24.7

tongued, grooved, molded etc, coniferous

89,205

15.5

tongued, grooved, molded etc, nonconiferous

52,879

9.2

plywood, veneered panels & similar laminated wood

49,659

8.6

woodpulp, chemical, soda or sulfate

39,996

7.0

fiberboard

30,265

5.3

articles of wood

15,219

2.6

veneer sheets, nonconiferous

9,440

1.6

logs

1.1

coniferous wood in the rough

4,134

0.7

nonconiferous wood in the rough

2,052

0.4

particle board

1,857

0.3

wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors

4,037

0.7

builders' joinery and carpentry of wood

1,348

0.2

subtotals (major products)

558,330

97.0

total wood imported

575,334

100.0

 

Table 3. Top Importers of Chilean Pulp

Metric tons

International Cellulose

25,253

Cellmark International

5,475

CMPC Celulosa

2,856

Elof Hansson

1,679

"to the order of shipper"

4,733

total imported

39,996

 

Table 4. Top Importers of Chilean Fiberboard

Metric tons

Terranova

9,146

Tumac

6,104

D&M Lumber

2,874

Lifetime Doors

2,123

Timber Products Sales

1,878

Chesapeake Hardwoods

1,384

Sauder

1,283

all others

7,127

total imported

30,223

  

Table 5. Top Importers of Chilean Softwood Lumber

Metric tons

Edward M Jones

29,623

North Pacific

27,157

Ted Rausch

20,283

South American Lumber

16,741

Cascade Wood Products

14,417

Boise Cascade

9,725

C&W Transport

8,928

Samuel Shapiro

6,605

Aserraderos Mininco

6,430

Universal Forest Products

5,673

Rogers & Brown

5,254

Rayonier

4,924

Richard Murray

4,894

Timbergon

4,240

Erwin Industries

3,644

Woodgrain Millwork

3,358

Dorris Pacific

3,310

Jeld-Wen

2,623

Fletcher Challenge

2,610

International Mill Sales

2,490

Georgia-Pacific

2,388

JF Moran

2,063

Global Pacific

2,028

Tumac

1,942

This End Up Furniture

1,598

AJ Fritz

1,596

MG Maher

1,587

Lee Hardeman

1,326

Terranova

1,180

all others

38,599

total imported

237,236

 

 Table 6. Top Importers of Chilean Hardwood Lumber

Metric tons

Terranova

9,928

Tumac

3,484

JF Moran

2,274

Sholar

2,064

Samuel Shapiro

1,197

Boise Cascade

1,018

all others

14,437

total imported

32,131

 

Table 7. Top Importers of Chilean Softwood Moulding

Metric tons

Terranova

17,706

Samuel Shapiro

15,099

Tumac

12,724

North Pacific

6,449

Millsource

5,774

South American Lumber

3,039

Dorris Pacific

2,905

MG Maher

2,671

Aserraderos Mininco

2,553

AJ Fritz

2,344

Lee Hardeman

2,176

Brown Moulding

1,838

Fletcher Challenge

1,788

Rayonier

1,775

AJ Fritz

1,373

Rogers & Brown

1,223

all others

9,848

total imported

91,285

 

Table 8. Top Importers of Chilean Hardwood Moulding

Metric tons

Terranova

9,852

Tumac

4,714

Sauder

4,117

Seemac

3,643

Rayonier

3,548

Samuel Shapiro

2,749

Home Depot

2,046

AJ Fritz

1,886

Transport International

1,638

AJ Fritz

1,427

North Pacific

1,309

Millsource

1,255

Global Pacific

1,008

all others

13,375

total imported

52,567

  

Table 9. Top Importers of Chilean Plywood

Metric tons

Weyerhaeuser

41,662

General Electric

3,397

AJ Fritz

3,232

Aljoma

2,205

Det Danske

1,389

all others

3,279

total imported

55,164

Table 10. Major Chilean Wood Product Imports & Selected Consignees

data is in metric tons for the period April 1999 through March 2000

These seven wood products represent 90 % of the total 575,334 metric tons of wood products imported from Chile for the period.

These seven comapnies represent 38% of the total imports of these seven products.

 

lumber coniferous

lumber

non-coniferous

moulding coniferous

moulding non- coniferous

fiberboard

plywood

pulp, chemical

total U.S. imports

of these products

% of this Con-signee's total Chilean wood imports

Cons-ignee's total Chilean wood imports

Boise Cascade

9,725

1,018

162

191

22

-

-

11,118

94%

11,045

Intl Cellulose

-

-

-

-

-

-

25,253

25,253

100%

25,253

North Pacific

27,120

671

5,387

1,309

-

-

-

34,487

99%

26,989

Rayonier

4,545

276

1,775

3,548

350

-

-

10,494

98%

10,710

Terranova

1,180

9,865

17,668

9,890

9,146

-

-

47,749

77%

62,264

Tumac

1,805

2,657

12,662

4,714

6,104

-

-

27,942

84%

33,253

Weyerhaeuser

376

197

127

-

-

41,662

-

42,362

100%

42,362

total shipped by these Consignees

44,751

14,684

37,781

19,652

15,622

41,662

25,253

199,405

94%

211,876

total Chilean exports of these products

226,016

31,203

89,205

52,879

30,265

49,659

39,996

519,223

20%

47%

42%

37%

52%

84%

63%

38%

% of total imports which were shipped by these seven Consignees

 

Table 11. Top consignees

Consignee

Metric Tons Imported

April 1999 to March 2000

% of total Chilean

wood imports

Terranova

62,264

10.8

Weyerhaeuser

42,362

7.4

Tumac Lumber

33,253

5.8

North Pacific Lumber

26,989

4.7

International Cellulose

25,253

4.4

South American Lumber

21,215

3.7

Boise Cascade

11,045

1.9

C&W Transport

10,873

1.9

Rayonier

10,710

1.9

Aserraderos Mininco

10,691

1.9

Samuel Shapiro

8,801

1.5

AJ Fritz

7,727

1.3

Millsource

7,402

1.3

Universal Forest Products

6,812

1.2

Richard Murray

5,956

1.0

Cellmark

5,475

1.0

Cascade Wood Products

5,120

0.9

Fletcher Challenge

4,895

0.9

Erwin Industries

4,777

0.8

Global Pacific Trading

4,416

0.8

Seemac

4,352

0.8

Timbergon

4,301

0.7

Ampac

4,210

0.7

Georgia-Pacific

4,167

0.7

General Electric

4,069

0.7

International Mill Sales

3,870

0.7

Premdoor

3,378

0.6

MG Maher

3,327

0.6

Woodgrain Millwork

3,268

0.6

JF Moran

3,195

0.6

D&M Lumber

3,091

0.5

Sholar

2,490

0.4

Sauder

2,225

0.4

Home Depot

2,192

0.4

Timber Products

1,997

0.3

Lifetime Doors

1,967

0.3

Brown Moulding

1,925

0.3

This End Up Furniture

1,722

0.3

Elof Hansson Pulp

1,679

0.3

Butler Lumber

1,665

0.3

Table 12. Top notify parties

Notify Party

Metric Tons Imported

April 1999 to March 2000

% of total Chilean

wood imports

Terranova

57,146

9.9

AJ Fritz

50,526

8.8

North Pacific Lumber

44,699

7.8

Edward M Jones

30,430

5.3

C&W Transport

29,661

5.2

Tumac Lumber

27,182

4.7

Samuel Shapiro

26,482

4.6

Ted L Rausch

25,205

4.4

Richard Murray

13,597

2.4

Cascade Wood Products

12,429

2.2

JF Moran

11,721

2.0

Rayonier

7,864

1.4

Rogers & Brown

7,342

1.3

Dorris

7,001

1.2

Sauder

6,112

1.1

Boise Cascade

5,958

1.0

Global Pacific Trading

5,711

1.0

MG Maher

5,637

1.0

Indowood

5,044

0.9

Seemac

4,795

0.8

Lee Hardeman

4,522

0.8

O'Neill & Whittaker

4,496

0.8

Ampac

4,210

0.7

James J Boyle

4,171

0.7

International Mill Sales

3,870

0.7

Land Ocean

3,608

0.6

Snavely

3,453

0.6

D&M Lumber

3,091

0.5

Dwayne Wellette

3,066

0.5

CH Powell

2,750

0.5

Jeld-Wen

2,735

0.5

Lifetime Doors

2,493

0.4

Woodlands Millwork

2,241

0.4

Timbergon

2,200

0.4

Home Depot

2,192

0.4

JP Reynolds

2,187

0.4

Transport International

2,055

0.4

Timber Products

1,915

0.3

South American Lumber

1,887

0.3

Butler Lumber

1,617

0.3

 

 Table 13. Top shippers

Shipper

Metric tons exported

% of total exported

Aserraderos Aruaco

126,688

22.0

Paneles Arauco

39,060

6.8

Andinos

35,230

6.1

Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion

30,810

5.4

Trupan

30,241

5.3

Comercial Norte Pacifico de Chile

21,249

3.7

South American Lumber Imports

19,749

3.4

Aserraderos Mininco

19,200

3.3

Forestal Copihue

17,805

3.1

Fibranova

13,192

2.3

Aserraderos Cementos Bio Bio

13,015

2.3

Industria Forestal Nacional

11,866

2.1

M/S Exporttadores de Productos Forestale

11,207

1.9

Promasa

10,646

1.9

Forestal Diguillin

8,918

1.6

Industrias Copihue

7,857

1.4

Maderas Prensadas Cholguan

7,487

1.3

Aserraderos Paillaco

6,181

1.1

Forestal Rayonier Chile

5,422

0.9

Forestal Vigo

5,236

0.9

Fibramold

5,001

0.9

Derivados Forestales

4,640

0.8

CMPC Celulosa

4,535

0.8

Forexport

4,152

0.7

Forestal Bio Bio

4,016

0.7

Polincay Export Limitadaj Alessand

3,796

0.7

Maderama

3,758

0.7

Masisa

3,700

0.6

Forestal Austral

3,657

0.6

Industria y Bosques

3,557

0.6