Posted April 17, 2018
In February 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 27% in value compared to February 2017, from $192.3 million to $244 million, as ITTO reported.
Over the same period the value of pine sawnwood exports increased almost 26% from $30.8 million to $38.7 million. In terms of volume exports increased 21% over the same period from 152,700 cubic metres to 185,600 cubic metres.
On the other hand tropical sawnwood exports declined slightly from 31,100 cubic metres in February 2017 to 31,200 cubic metres in February 2018 however, export values rose around 4%, or $14.3 million.
In February pine plywood exports increased sharply (56%) in value in comparison with the figure of $36.7 million February 2017, from. The increase in the volumes of pine plywood were more modest at 27%, from 138,100 cubic metres to 175,200 cubic metres.
As for tropical plywood, export volumes and value increased from 9,800 cubic metres ($3.6 million) in February 2017 to 12,700 cubic metres ($5.2 million) in February 2018.
In addition, exports of wooden furniture also rose from $32.8 million in February 2017 to $38.7 million in February 2018, an 18% increase. Compared to February 2017 furniture export increased by 17% to $51.6 million compared to $44.1 million.
The positive result is mainly due to the expansion of sales to the United States, which rose 27% in the first two months of this year and to the United Kingdom (up 24%).
The top three importers (US, UK and Argentina) increased their share of the total volume from 47% in the first two months of 2017 to 49% this year.