Value of Brazil's pine sawn-wood exports up 19%

In September 2017, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 25.0% in value compared to September 2016, from US$201.2 million to US$251.5 million. Pine sawn-wood exports in value increased 19% from September 2016 (US$ 35.3 million) and September 2017 (US$ 41.9 million). In volume terms, exports rose 12% over the same period from 181,100 cu.m to 202,500 cu.m.

Tropical sawnwood exports expanded 41% in September 2017 from 30,200 cu.m in September 2016 to 42,500 cu.m this year. The value of September tropical sawnwood exports jumped 38% from US$14.1 million to US$ 19.5 million this year. The good news continued with the value of pine plywood exports which expanded 36% in September 2017 from US$ 35.8 million a year earlier to US$ 48.7 million this September. In volume terms September 2017 exports were up 24%.

As for tropical plywood, Brazilian exports were 23.5% higher in volume and 17% higher in value, from 13,200 cu.m (US$ 5.4 million) in September 2016 to 16,300 cu.m (US$ 6.3 million) in September 2017. Exports of wooden furniture from Brazil increased from US$ 35.7 million in September 2016 to US$ 40.4 million in September 2017, a 13% increase.

Source: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

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