1 December, 23:39
In October 2016 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 5.9% in value compared to October 2015, from $210 million to $222.4 million, ITTO reported.
Pine sawnwood exports increased 10.9% in value between October 2015 ($25.7 million) and October 2016 ($28.5 million). Export volumes increased 20% over the same period, from 121,900 cubic metres to 146,700 cubic metres.
In contrast, tropical sawnwood exports fell 18% from 31,900 cubic metres in October 2015 to 26,100 cubic metres in October 2016. The value of exports fell also but by a higher margin dropping almost 20% from $15.1 million to $12.1 million over the same period.
In October, plywood exports increased year on year. Pine plywood exports increased 14% in value in October 2016 in comparison to October 2015, i.e. from $30.2 million to $34.5 million. Over the same period export volumes increased almost 19% from 109,400 cubic metres in October 2015 to 129,800 cubic metres October this year.
There was a big jump in tropical plywood exports in October as an 89% increase in the volume of exports was achieved (7,500 cubic metres in October 2015 to 14,200 cubic metres in October 2016).
The value of tropical plywood exports also rose (approx. 55%) from $3.6 million in October last year to $5.6 million.
However, the value of exports of wooden furniture fell in October this year from $36.7 million in October 2015 to $35.6 million this October.