Brazil"s wood-based product exports declined 8.6% in January
In January 2020, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 8.6% in value compared to January 2019, from $226 million to $206.5 million.

Brazil's wood-based product exports declined 8.6% in January

In January 2020, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 8.6% in value compared to January 2019, from $226 million to $206.5 million, as ITTO reported.

The value of pine sawnwood exports dropped around 15% from January 2019 ($43.9 million) and January 2020 ($37.5 million).

In terms of volume, exports fell 1.6% over the same period, from 211,100 m3 to 207,700 m3. The volume of tropical sawnwood exports fell 30% in January 2020, from 41,500 m3 in January 2019 to 29,000 m3 in January 2020. The value of tropical sawnwood exports fell 28% from $17.7 million to $12.7 million over the same period.

The downtrend continued with pine plywood exports which dropped 31% January 2020 in comparison with January 2019, from $38.4 million to US$26.5 million. In volume terms exports fell 11% over the same period, from 136,400 m3 to 121,200 m3.

As for tropical plywood, exports also dropped. There was a 50% decline in the volume and a 54% drop in the value of exports from 10,600 m3 ($3.9 million) in January 2019 to 5,300 m3 ($1.8 million) in January 2020.

The only increase report for January 2020 was in exports of wooden furniture, the value of which increased from $29.8 million in January 2019 to $30 million in January 2020.

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