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August 6, 2018

Brazilian wood-based products up by 23% in June 2018

Brazilian wood-based products up by 23% in June 2018

In June 2018 the total value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 23% compared to June 2017 from US$213.9 million to US$263.6 million.

The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 34% between June 2017 (US$34.0 million) and June 2018 (US$45.5 million). The volume of exports increased 29% over the same period, from 166,600 cu.m to 214,200 cu.m.

Tropical sawnwood exports increased 41% from 33,700 cu.m in June 2017 to 47,400 cu.m in June 2018. In terms of value, exports increased almost 27% from US$15 million to US$19 million, over the same period.

Pine plywood exports increased 63.4% in value in June 2018 in comparison with the value in June 2017, namely from US$37 million to US$61 million. Export volumes rose 34% over the same period, from 129,400 cu.m to 173,700 cu.m.

As for tropical plywood, exports fell around 10% in June 2018 from 13,300 cu.m (US$5.3 million) in June 2017 to 12,000 cu.m in June 2018.

In June 2018 there was a sharp rise in wooden furniture exports with export values rising from US$36.9 million in June 2017 to US$49.2 million in June 2018, 33% increase.



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