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Madera y bosques

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FLORES-VELAZQUEZ, Rogelio; SERRANO-GALVEZ, Enrique; PALACIO-MUNOZ, Víctor H.  and  CHAPELA, Gonzalo. Análisis de la industria de la madera aserrada en México. Madera bosques [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.1, pp.47-59. ISSN 2448-7597.

With commercial aperture, Mexican forest products have faced difficulties for accessing international markets and maintaining their participation in internal markets; exports have decreased and imports increased, with a consequent increase in trade-balance deficit. The sawn timber industry, the most important because of the volume that processes, as for the number of existent industrial plants, has been the most affected one. In the last six years, the lumber imports have increased significantly. This implies greater commercial dependence of this product, supplying great part of the lumber apparent national consumption with imports coming from Chile, the United States, Brazil and Canada. To reverse this tendency, it is urgent to implement a series of public policies aimed at strengthening this industry in the medium and short terms. Otherwise negative effects are sure to show, such as greater pressure on natural forests, partial or total closing of sawmills, unemployment increase, and loss of an important source of revenue for the owners of the forest resource.

Keywords : Commercial aperture; sawing industry; forest products.

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