Brazil: December wood-based products export update

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In December 2017 the total value of Brazil’s exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 26% in value compared to December 2016, from US$220.8 million to US$277.4 million.

Brazil's pine sawnwood exports increased 21% from US$ 35.1 million in December 2016 to US$ 42.4 million in 2017 December. In volume, exports increased 15.5% over the same period, from 174,000 cu.m to 201,000 cu.m.

Tropical sawnwood exports rose 16.3% in volume, from 36,700 cu.m in December 2016 to 42,700 cu.m in December 2017. In value, exports increased 14.0% from US$ 17.9 million to US$ 20.4 million, over the same period.

December 2017 pine plywood exports increased 41% in value year on year from US$40.0 million to US$56.3 million. The volume of exports increased by just 15.5% from 154,000 cu.m to 177,800 cu.m.

December 2017 tropical plywood exports increased in both volume and in value, from 17,900 cu.m (US$7.3 million) in December 2016 to 18,400 cu.m (US$ .6 million) in December 2017.

There was also a continuation of the rise in furniture exports which jumped from US$ 39.3 million in December 2016 to US$ 43.9 million in December 2017, an almost 12% rise.

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