In November 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 24% in value compared to November 2017, from $243.2 million to $301.1 million, as ITTO reported.
November pine sawnwood export values increased 28% year-on-year and export volumes expanded almost 25% over the same period, from 213,700 cubic metres to 266,700 cubic metres.
The positive market developments continued with tropical sawnwood exports the volumes of which increased 32% in November 2018, while export values rose almost 20% from $19.2 million in November 2017 to $23 million in 2018.
November 2018 pine plywood exports increased around 8% in value year on year from $55 million to $59.3 million but export volume growth was lower at around 5% from 180,100 cubic metres to 188,800 cubic metres.
The positive developments in demand did not spill over to tropical plywood where, in November, export volumes fell 26% year-on-year 15,400 cubic metres in November 2017 to 11,400 cubic metres in November 2018. The value of November exports was also down around the same level (22%) from $6.2 million in November 2017 to $4.8 million in November 2018.
Export values for wooden furniture rose from $41.2 million in November 2017 to $49 million in November 2018 an almost 19% rise.