Economic Survey of Latin America 1955

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Published since 1948, this report examines various aspects of the previous year’s macroeconomic situation in the region and makes projections for the coming months. The study also includes country notes that review the performance of the main economic indicators in the period analysed.



The mechanical woodworking industries

The mechanical woodworking industries cover a great variety of enterprises from the most primitive hewing and hand sawing of pioneer settlers to the modern sawmills and factories that provide the wood construction materials required by modern industrial civilization. The widespread use of wood manufactures which follows the development of mechanical woodworking industries is a clear indication of improvement in living standards. When these products come from local forests managed under sustained yield principles and are produced by local industries, a solid foundation is provided for continuing economic development and the increasing prosperity and well-being of the people of both the country and region. The following pages provide a general survey of the present situation in Latin America’s sawmill, plywood, fibreboard and chipboard industries, with special reference to eleven countriesfrom which reports have been received.


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