Brazil’s exports of wood-based panels rose 57 per cent to 85,000 cbm in January 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to estimates from the Brazilian Tree Industry (IBÁ).
Export earnings in January reached US$19 million, a 46 per cent increase YoY. Sales in the domestic market also rose in January 2017 with some 508,000 cbm traded, an almost 8 per cent increase compared to January 2016. Exports of wood-based panels grew faster than exports of pulp and paper. In January 2017, the pulp and paper sector recorded exports of US$765 million (+ 18.4 per cent). Latin American countries were the main markets for Brazil’s wood-based panels and paper.