Value of Brazil's wood product exports reaches US$220M in April, up 1.4% from US$217M a year earlier, with pine sawnwood showing biggest jump of 35% to US$18.9M; pine plywood exports grow 4.4% to US$38.0M: ITTO

YOKOHAMA, Japan , June 3, 2014 () – In April 2014, wood product exports (except pulp and paper) increased 1.4% in terms of value compared to April 2013, from US$217 million to US$220 million.

Pine sawnwood exports increased 35% in value in April 2014 compared to April 2013, from US$14 million to US$18.9 million. In terms of volume, exports rose 27.8%, from 64,400 cu.m to 82,300 cu.m over the same period.

Tropical sawnwood exports increased 6.9% in volume, from 26,200 cu.m in April 2013 to 28,000 cu.m in April 2014. In value, exports increased 3.6% from US$14 million to US$14.5 million over the same period.

Pine plywood exports expanded 4.4% in value in April 2014 compared to April 2013, from US$36.4 million to US$ 38 million. The volume of exports increased 6.6%, from 95,900 cu.m to 102,200 cu.m, during the same period.

On the other hand, tropical plywood exports fell 17% from 4,100 cu.m in April 2013 to 3,400 cu.m in April 2014. In terms of value, tropical plywood exports fell 16%, from US$2.5 million in April 2013 to US$2.1 million in April 2014.

Wooden furniture exports fell marginally in April from US$ 38.8 million in April 2013 to US$38.2 million in April 2014. 

Source: International Tropical Timber Organization, Yokohama Japan. The original article can be viewed here.

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