Wood product exports of Brazil showed 8.3% growth in February 2017

According to ITTO’s report, Brazilian exports of wood products (except paper and pulp) showed a 8.3% increase in value in February 2017 compared to the same month of 2016, from $177.7 million to $192.3 million.

The value of pine lumber exports raised by 12.4% during February 2016 ($27.4 million) and February 2017 ($30.8 million). As for volume, exports raised by 8.4% during the same period, from 140,900 mᶾ to 152,700 mᶾ.

Tropical lumber exports also increased (13.5%) from 27,400 mᶾ in February 2016 to 31,100 mᶾ in February 2017 and with export values increasing just over 16% ($11.8 million to $13.7 million during the same period) some price raises have been reached.

Pine plywood exports raised by 6.7% in value, from $34.4 million in February 2016 to $36.7 million in February 2017. Nevertheless, the corresponding volume increase of exports was only around 4% during the same period (132,800 mᶾ to 138,100 mᶾ).

As for tropical plywood, exports dropped greatly both in value and in volume, from 11,000 mᶾ ($4.3 million) in February 2016 to 9,800 mᶾ ($3.6 million) in February 2017.

As the result of recent growth, Brazil’s wooden furniture exports decreased from $34 million in February 2016 to only $33 million in February 2017.

The information is provided according to http://www.itto.int