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Feb 17, 2011

Portucel Soporcel group sales account for 3% of total Portuguese exports and 43% of European paper exports

Setubal, Portugal, Feb 17, 2011 - Portucel Soporcel group’s sales in 2010 accounted for 3% of exports of Portuguese goods. The total value of exports stood at approximately 1.2 billion euros, representing growth of 25% over the previous year.

The Portucel Soporcel group is one of Portugal’s top exporters, and possibly the exporter generating the highest national value added, given that its products are obtained essentially from Portuguese raw materials and resources.

Issue date: 
Aug 31, 2010

Portugal's Forests Losing Ability to Capture Carbon

GERÊS, Portugal, Aug 31, 2010 (IPS) - Environmentalists are alarmed: fires have destroyed close to 100,000 hectares of forest in Portugal this summer, releasing one million tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Worst of all, the forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon.

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by Dr. Radut