Brazilian exports of wood products continue to fall

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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