Brazilian exports of wood-based products up 4.4% in July

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In July 2019, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 4.4% compared to July 2018, from US$213.9 million to US$223.3 million.

The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9.4% in July this year compared to a year earlier (July 2018, US$41.7 million and July 2019, US$37.8 million).

However, in terms of volume exports increased 17% over the same period, from 163,400 cu.m to 190,900 cu.m.

In contrast, the volume of tropical sawnwood exports increased almost 50% from 0,800 cu.m in July 2018 to 46,100 cu.m in July 2019. In value, exports increased 27% from US$13.7 million to US$17.4 million over the same period.

The value of pine plywood exports fell 35% in July 2019 in comparison with July 2018, from US$47.7 million to US$30.8 million and export volumes also fell from 136,200 cu.m in July 2018 to 129,000 cu.m in July 2019.

Tropical plywood exports declined in volume (-29%) and in value (-37%), from 11,600 cu.m (US$5.1 million) in July 2018 to 8,200 cu.m (US$3.2 million) in July 2019.

The same negative result was seen for wooden furniture exports which fell from US$48.3 million in July 2018 to US$45.5 million in July 2019,an almost 6% drop.

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