In August 2016, Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 21% in value compared to August 2015, from US$216.0 million to US$262.0 million.
Sawnwood export volumes and value rise in August August pine sawnwood exports rose 36.0% year on year from US$26.1 million in August 2015 to US$35.5 million this year. The volume of pine sawnwood exports rose by around 50% over the same period, from 118,700 cu.m to 178,500 cu.m.
Tropical sawnwood exports also jumped in August rising 33% from 23,200 cu.m in August 2015 to 30,900 cu.m. At the same time the value of Brazilian exports increased 32% from US$11.4 million last August to US$15.0 million in August this year.
The value of August 2016 Brazilian pine plywood exports dropped compared to August 2015 from US$38.9 million to US$33.1 million but the volume of exports jumped 42%, from 103,900 cu.m to 148,000 cu.m, over the same period.
However, exports of tropical plywood increased by almost 91% in August this year from 7,500 cu.m in August 2015 to 14,300 cu.m this year. At the same time the value of exports rose around 56%.