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November 2, 2018

Brazilian wood-based products on the rise in September

Brazilian wood-based products on the rise in September

In September 2018 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 8.4% in value compared to September 2017, from US$248.3 million to US$269.1 million.

The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 20% between September 2017 (US$41.9 million) and September 2018 (US$50.4 million) and the volume of exports increased 17% over the same period (202,500 cu.m to 237,700 cu.m).

Tropical sawnwood exports also increased rising 31% year on year from 42,500 cu.m in September 2017 to 55,700 cu.m in September 2018. In terms of value, exports increased 21% from US$19.5 million to US$23.5 million over the same period.

September pine plywood exports increased 31% in value year on year from US$48.7 million to US$63.6 million. Export volumes also increased, rising 13% over the same period, from 165,900 cu.m to 188,200 cu.m.

In contrast, tropical plywood exports declined 28% in volume, from 16,300 cu.m (US$6.3 million) in September 2017 to 11,700 cu.m (US$5.5 million) in September 2018. Brazil’s wooden furniture exports continue to do well and in September 2018 totalled US$44 million compared to US$40 million in September 2017 a 10% rise.

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