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.