Brazil’s wood-based product exports declined 15% in March

Brazil’s wood-based products exports fell declined 15% in value to $239.6 million in March, according to the ITTO.

Pine sawnwood exports increased 30% year-on-year from $25.4 million to $33.1 million. The volume of exports also rose from 108,300 cubic metres to 171,900 cubic metres. However, average export prices were down in March.
Tropical sawnwood exports increased 16% in volume to 36,100 cubic metres in March this year but there was only a 1.2% increase in export earnings ($16.5 million to $16.7 million).
Pine plywood exports fell 22% year-on-year from $46.8 million to $36.5 million. At the same time, the volume of exports increased 12%, from 127,400 cubic metres to 142,600 cubic metres.
Tropical plywood exports increased 19% in volume to 11,300 cubic metres; export earnings fell 4.3%.
The value of wooden furniture exports also dropped 18.5% to $37.5 million in March this year.