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February 1, 2017

Brazil: Exports of wood-based products up 21.6% in November

Brazil: Exports of wood-based products up 21.6% in November

In November 2016, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 21.6% compared to November 2015, from US$205.5 million to US$249.9 million.

Brazil's pine sawnwood exports increased 42.5% in value in the 12 months to November 2016 . Over the same period the volume of exports 46.9% from 112,600 cu.m to 165,400 cu.m.

Brazil’s tropical sawnwood exports rose 23.3% from 25,800 cu.m in November 2015 to 31,800 cu.m in November 2016 and the value of exports increased 27% from US$12.1 million to US$15.4 million over the same period.

The value of pine plywood exports from Brazil increased 17% year on year in November 2016, from US$29.9 million to US$35.0 million. At the same time the volume of exports increased 17.6% from 112,600 cu.m to 132,400 cu.m.

As for tropical plywood, exports increased 22.5% in volume, from 10,200 cu.m in November 2015 to 12,500 cu.m in November 2016. In terms of value tropical plywood exports increased 33%, from US$3.9 million in November 2015 to US$5.2 million in November 2016.

As for wooden furniture, exports rose from US$35.5 million in November 2015 to US$38.2 million in November 2016, an almost 8% increase.

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December trade figures have become available. Total wood product exports (except pulp and paper) in December 2016 increased 12.8% year on year to US$260.2 million and the value of pine sawnwood exports increased 29% year on year to US$ 35.1 million.

Year on year the volume of pine sawnwood exports jumped 31.5% in December to 174,000 cu.m.

Tropical sawnwood exports also rose (46%) from 25,100 cu.m in December 2015 to 36,700 cu.m in December 2016 (from US$ 12.0 million to US$ 17.9 million over the same period).

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Both pine and tropical plywood exports increased in December. Pine plywood exports rose 4.5% in value in December 2016 (147,300 cu.m to 154,000 cu.m) while tropical plywood, exports increased significantly in volume and in value, from 8,800 cu.m (US$3.7 million) in December 2015 to 17,900 cu.m (US$7.3 million) in December 2016.

Exports of wooden furniture also performed well in December rising from US$ 37.3 million in December 2015 to US$ 39.3 million in December 2016.



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