In March 2017 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 12,2% in value compared to March 2016, from US$ 202 million to US$ 226.6 million.
The value of Brazil's pine sawnwood exports increased 18% between March 2016 (US$ 33.1 million) and March 2017 (US$ 39.2 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 12.5% over the same period, from 171,900 cu.m to 193,400 cu.m.
Tropical sawnwood exports fell 4% from 36,100 cu.m in March 2016 to 34,600 cu.m in March 2017 and the value of exports dropped around 8.5% from US$ 16.7 million to US$ 15.3 million, over the same period.
The value of Brazilian pine plywood exports increased 18% in March 2017 year on year, from US$ 36.5 million to US$ 43.1 million. In terms of volume exports increased 12% over the same period, from 142,600 cu.m to 159,300 cu.m.
As for tropical plywood, exports increased significantly in volume and in value, from 11,300 cu.m (US$ 4.5 million) in March 2016 to 13,900 cu.m (US$ 5.4 million) in March 2017.
For the first time in months exports of wooden furniture rose from US$ 37.5 million in March 2016 to US$ 41.8 million in March 2017, an 11.5% increase.