STRUCTURE OF THE TIMBER SECTOR IN ACRE STATE, 1996-2002

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Zenobio Abel Gouvêa Perelli da Gama e Silva

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This article addresses the timber sector in the State of Acre, Brazil. It analyzed the structure of local sawtimber market, in the period 1996-2002. The method used approached the degrees of concentration and barriers to the entry of new firms into this market. The results revealed that: (1) The studied market presents a moderate concentration on the sawtimber production and may be considered as an oligopoly and (2) Shortage of man-power and the existence of an excessive bureaucracy were the main barriers, in the years 1996 and 2002, to the entry of new sawmills in Acre.

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SILVA, Zenobio Abel Gouvêa Perelli da Gama e. STRUCTURE OF THE TIMBER SECTOR IN ACRE STATE, 1996-2002. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 4, p. 389–398, sep. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/456>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2019.
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Market structure, forest economics, State of Acre
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