According to the Brazilian Tree Industry Association (IBÁ), the volume of wood-based panels exported from Brazil in the first two months of 2016 amounted to 124,000 cu.m, a 70% increase over the same period last year.
Brazilian pulp exports grew to 2.2 million tonnes, a 25.6% increase over the same period in 2015. On the other hand, paper exports remained unchanged at 316,000 tonnes for January and February 2016.
Total earnings from the export Brazil's wood-based panels, pulp and paper in the first two months of 2016 amounted to US$1.4 billion, a 19.7% increase compared to the same period in 2015. Pulp production reached 3 million tonnes for the two months of January and February 2016, a 9.4% increase year on year.
The volume of paper productionin Brazil increased 1.4%, reaching 1.7 million tonnes compared to the same period in 2015. Domestic sales of wood-based panels totaled 961,000 cu.m in the first two months 2016, 8% lower compared to the same period last year. First two months’ domestic sales of paper totalled 866,000 tonnes, 3.6% higher year on year.