Value of Brazil's wood product exports reaches US$238M in June, up 7.2% year-over-year, with pine sawnwood exports up 40.8% to US$16.9M; pine plywood export values fall 0.2%, but increase 4.1% in volume to 109,000 m3

YOKOHAMA, Japan , July 1, 2014 () – In June 2014, wood products exports (except pulp and paper) increased 7.2% in terms of value compared to June 2013, from US$222 million to US$238 million. Pine sawnwood exports increased 40.8% in value in June 2014 compared to June 2013, from US$12 million to US$16.9 million. In terms of volume, exports rose 38%, from 53,100 cu.m to 73,300 cu.m over the same period. On the other hand, tropical sawnwood exports fell 17% in volume, from 34,200 cu.m in June 2013 to 28,400 cu.m in June 2014. In value terms export earnings dropped 13.6% from US$16.9 million to US$14.6 million over the same period.

Pine plywood exports fell slightly (-0.2%) in value in June 2014 compared to June 2013 but the volume increased 4.1%, from 104,700 cu.m to 109,000 cu.m, over the same period.

Tropical plywood exports declined 37.5% in terms of volume, from 4,800 cu.m in June 2013 to 3,000 cu.m in June 2014.The value of exports fell 34.5%, from US$2.9 million in June 2013 to US$1.9 million in June 2014. It came as a disappointment that exports of wooden furniture declined in June from US$ 42.8 million in June last year to US$ 41.4 million this June 2014, a 3.3% drop.

The source of this article is the ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report March 16-31, 2014. The full report can be viewed at: http://www.itto.int/mis_detail/id=3976

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