Brazil: Forest products exports up 11.4% in first 11m of 2017

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Brazil’s planted forest sector boasted export earnings of US$7.7 billion, an 11.4 per cent increase, between January and Nov 2017, bringing trade balance to US$ 6.8 billion, an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year.

In the first 11 months of 2017, pulp exports reached US$5.7 billion (+14.1%); paper exports, US$1.7 billion (+ 2.3%); and wood-based panels, US$266 million (+18.8%).

Between January to November 2017 shipments of wood-based panels increased 26 per cent, reaching 1.17 million cubic metres.

Latin America continues to be Brazil’s main markets for paper and wood-based panel exports, raking in US$139 million, up almost 15 per cent YoY. Exports also rose significantly in Asia and Oceania while domestic sales were up four per cent to reach 5.9 million cubic metres.


Source: ITTO

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