In April 2017 Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 16% in value compared to April 2016, from US$190.5 million to US$221.0 million.
The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 37% between April 2016 (US$28.0 million) and April 2017 (US$38.3 million). In volume terms, exports increased 25% over the same period, from 149,800 cu.m to 187,700 cu.m.
However, tropical sawnwood exports dropped just over 11% from 35,000 cu.m in April 2016 to 31,000 cu.m in April 2017. The value of exports also declined by the same percentage from US$16.0 million to US$14.2 million, over the same period.
Pine plywood exports increased almost 22% in value in April 2017 compared to April 2016, from US$33.4 million to US$40.6 million. It was encouraging to see that the corresponding increase in export volumes was 13% over the same period, from 129,800 cu.m to 146,800 cu.m.
There was positive news on tropical plywood exports which increased significantly in volume and in value, from 12,600 cu.m (US$4.8 million) in April 2016 to 13,900 cu.m (US$5.4 million) in April 2017.
The good news continued with wooden furniture export values rising from US$35.2 million in April 2016 to US$38.2 million in April 2017 (+ 8.5%).