Brazil's wood products export market update
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Brazil’s February exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 8.3 per cent in value to US$192.3 million compared to the same period last year.
The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 12.4 per cent between February 2016 (US$27.4 million) and February 2017 (US$30.8 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 8.4 per cent over the same period to to 152,700 cbm.
Tropical sawnwood exports also rose 13.5 per cent to 31,100 cbm. Export value rose just over 16 per cent to US$13.7 million over the same period.
Pine plywood exports increased 6.7 per cent in value year-on-year to US$36.7 million but the corresponding increase in the volume of exports was only around 4 per cent over the same period.
As for tropical plywood, exports decreased significantly in volume and in value, from 11,000 cbm (US$4.3 million) in February 2016 to 9,800 cu.m (US$3.6 million) in February 2017.
In a turn-around from recent growth, Brazil’s wooden furniture exports declined from US$34 million in February 2016 to just US$33 million in February this year.