In May 2019, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 29% in value compared to May 2018, from US$ 211.1 million to US$ 272.6 million.
The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 24% between May 2018 (US$ 38.2 million) and May 2019 (US$ 47.4 million).
In volume terms exports increased 29% over the same period, from 180,800 cu.m to 233,300 cu.m. Tropical sawnwood exports increased 63.2% in volume, from 31,800 cu.m in May 2018 to 51,900 cu.m in May 2019. In value, exports increased 49.3% from US$ 14.0 million to US$ 20.9 million, over the same period.
Pine plywood exports increased 4.7% in value in May 2019 in comparison with May 2018, from US$45.1 million to US$47.2 million. The volume of pine plywood exports increased 37% over the same period, from 131,700 cu.m to 180,900 cu.m.
As for tropical plywood, exports declined in volume and in value, from 9,600 cu.m (US$4.2 million) in May 2018 to 9,000 cu.m (US$3.5 million) in May 2019.
The performance of wooden furniture exporters was encouraging as export values increased from US$34.2 million in May 2018 to US$47.8 million in May 2019, an almost 40% rise.