An Analysis of the Market Potential of Chilean Hardwoods


  • Arnaldo Jélvez
  • Keith A. Blatner
  • Robert L. Govett


Hardwood species, discriminant analysis, Pacific Rim markets


A model to classify hardwood species for furniture applications in Pacific Rim markets was developed using discriminant analysis. The results suggest that the technique could be used for other specific product/market applications. The results also indicated that the Chilean hardwood species have the desired properties for use in furniture making and that they would probably substitute for tropical hardwoods instead of the North American hardwoods in this rapidly expanding market.


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