Brazilian exports of wood products continue to fall

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In the final month of 2019 the decline in exports continued. The total value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) dropped 23% in value compared to December 2018, from US$291.9 million to US$224.6 million.

Pine sawnwood export values declined 27% between December 2018 (US$46.5 million) and December 2019 (US$34.0 million) and this decline extend to export volumes which declined 18% in volume over the same period, from 220,600 cu.m to 181,900 cu.m.

The volume of tropical sawnwood exports dropped 36% from 52,400 cu.m in December 2018 to 33,400 cu.m in December 2019. In terms of value exports decreased 30% from US$22.1 million to US$15.4 million over the same period.

The value of pine plywood exports declined 37% in December 2019 in comparison with December 2018, from US$57.3 million to US$35.9 million. In volume term exports decreased 12.4% over the same period, from 192,300 cu.m to 168,400 cu.m.

As for tropical plywood, exports fell a massive 45% in volume and 51% in value from 13,800 cu.m (US$5.5 million) in December 2018 to 7,600 cu.m (US$2.7 million) in December 2019.

The decline in wooden furniture export earning was steeper in December than in November. The exported value decreased from US$50.5 million in December 2018 to US$43.9 million in December 2019, 13% down.

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