In January 2017 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 20% in value compared to January 2016, from $175.2 million to $210.3 million, ITTO reported.
The value of pine sawnwood exports fell 82% between January 2016 ($20.2 million) and January 2017 ($3.7 million). In terms of volume the change was 102,000 cubic metres in January 2015 to just 18,000 cubic metres this January.
In contrast, the volume of tropical sawnwood exports rose 32% from 24,800 cubic metres in January 2016 to 32,800 cubic metres in January this year.
However the value of these exports increased by just 13% from $12.1 million in January last year to $13.7 million this year.
Brazil’s pine plywood exports increased 31% in value in January 2017 in comparison with January 2016 levels, from $26.6 million to $34.8 million. In volume terms exports increased 29% over the same period.
Tropical plywood exports from Brazil increased significantly in volume and in value in January this year rising from 6,200 cubic metres ($2.2 million) in January 2016 to 10,600 cubic metres ($3.9 million).
The value of wooden furniture exports also rose in January from $23.6 million in January 2015 to $26.6 million in January this year.