Decline In Brazilian Wood Products Exports Continues

Flexibleplywood – In January 2020, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 8.6% in value compared to January 2019, from US$226.0 million to US$206.5 million.

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

In terms of volume, exports fell 1.6% over the same period, from 211,100 cu.m to 207,700 cu.m.

The volume of tropical sawnwood exports fell 30% in January 2020, from 41,500 cu.m in January 2019 to 29,000 cu.m in January 2020. The value of tropical sawnwood exports fell 28% from US$17.7 million to US$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 US$38.4 million to US$26.5 million.

In volume terms exports fell 11% over the same period, from 136,400 cu.m to 121,200 cu.m.

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 cu.m (US$ 3.9 million) in January 2019 to 5,300 cu.m (US$ 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 US$29.8 million in January 2019 to US$30.0 million in January 2020.

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