Brazil: Wood-based product exports rose 47% in December 2020

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In December 2020, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 47% in value compared to December 2019, from US$222.3 million to US$327.4 million, reported the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).

Pine sawnwood exports increased 53% in value, rising from US$ 34.8 million in December 2019 to US$ 53.2 million in December 2020. In volume terms, exports increased 371% from 213,500 cubic metres to 292,800 cubic metres.

In a reversal of data for November, tropical sawnwood exports in December increased 37% from 33,300 cubic metres in December 2019 to 45,700 cubic metres in December 2020. Exports earnings grew just over 8% from US$15.4 million to US$16.7 million.

In December 2020, pine plywood exports continued the upward trend, rising year on year 83% from US$35.9 million to US$65.7 million. In volume, exports increased 39% from 168,200 (Dec 2019) cubic metres to 233,900 cubic metres (Dec 2020).

Tropical plywood exports continued down dropping 13% in volume from 7,600 cubic metres (US$2.7 million) in December 2019 to 6,600 cubic metres (US$2.7 million) in December 2020.

Wooden furniture exports rose once again in December 2020, from US$43.9 million in December 2019 to US$59.8 million in December 2020.

Source: ITTO