Brazilian exports of wood products recover in July

In July 2020 the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 14.8% compared to July 2019, from US$234.1 million to US$268.8 million.

The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 24% between July 2019 (US$39.4 million) and July 2020 (US$48.9 million). In volume terms exports increased 38% over the same period from 199,100 cu.m to 275,200 cu.m.

In contrast the volume and value of tropical sawnwood exports declined with a 35% drop in volumes from 47,400 cu.m in July 2019 to 30,900 cu.m in July 2020. The value, exports fell 34% from US$18.3 million to US$ 12.0 million over the same period.

The value of pine plywood exports increased almost 57% in July 2020 in comparison with July 2019, from US$31.7 million to US$49.6 million. The volume of exports increased almost 58% over the same period, from 134,700 cu.m to 212,700 cu.m.

Sadly, tropical plywood exports declined in volume (- 39.3%) and in value (-39.4%), from 8,400 cu.m (US$3.3 million) in July 2019 to 5,100 cu.m (US$2.0 million) in July 2020.

There was a slight decline in the value of wooden furniture exports which went from US$47 million in July 2019 to US$ 46.6 million in July 2020.

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