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July 18, 2016

Brazil’s wood products export fell slightly in May

Brazil’s wood products export fell slightly in May

In May 2016 the value of Brazil’s wood product exports (except pulp and paper) fell 1.6% in compared to May 2015, from US$231.7 million to US$228.1 million.

On the other hand, Brazil's pine sawnwood export values rose just over 10% between May 2015 (US$25.5 million) and May 2016 (US$28.1 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 36% over the same period, from 111,900 cu.m to 152,300 cu.m.

Brazilian tropical sawnwood exports also increased in May rising 11% in volume, from 29,200 cu.m in May 2015 to 32,500 cu.m in May 2016. But the value of exports increased by just 4% from US$14.8 million to US$15.4 million, over the same period.

Brazil's plywood export performance was mixed with pine plywood exports falling 3% in value in May 2016 in comparison with May 2015, from US$35.6 million to US$34.5 million.

However, the volume of pine plywood exports increased almost 33%, from 99,100 cu.m to 131,700 cu.m, during the same period.

As for tropical plywood, export values and volumes both increased. Brazil's export volumes rose 27% from 9,500 cu.m in May 2015 to 12,100 cu.m in May 2016 while the value of exports increased almost 9% from US$4.6 million to US$5 million, during the same period.

As has been the general trend over recnt months, Brazilian wooden furniture export values dropped from US$38.7 million in May 2015 to US$36.2 million in May 2016, a 6.5% decline.

Source: ITTO



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