Value of wood product exports from Brazil increases 13.6% in April to US$217.4M from US$191.4M a year earlier; pine plywood exports climb 20.9% to US$36.4M, offsetting 12.5% decline in pine lumber exports to US$14M: ITTO

YOKOHAMA, Japan , May 31, 2013 () – Report from Brazil

In April 2013, the value of wood product exports (except pulp and paper) increased 13.6% compared to values in April 2012, from US$191.4 million to US$217.4 million.

Pine sawnwood exports fell 12.5% in value in April 2013 compared to April 2012, from US$16.0 million to US$14.0 million. In volume terms exports dropped 11.9%, from 73,100 cu.m to 64,400 cu.m over the same period.

Tropical sawnwood exports also fell dropping 8.7% in volume, from 28,700 cu.m in April 2012 to 26,200 cu.m in April 2013. The value of tropical sawnwood exports also declined 8.5% from US$15.3 million to US$14.0 million in the same period.

Pine plywood exports increased substantially (+20.9%) in value in April 2013 compared to April 2012, from US$30.1 million to US$36.4 million. The volume of exports also rose 24.9% from 76,800 cu.m to 95,900 cu.m. during the same period.

April 2013 tropical plywood export volumes remained the same as in April 2012 at 4,100 cu.m.

Exports of Brazilian made wooden furniture rose from US$35.6 million in April 2012 to US$39.2 million in April 2013, a 10.1% increase.

Source: Tropical Timber Market Report, International Tropical Timber Organization.

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