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Brazil on the rise

The latest monthly bulletin from the Brazilian Tree Industry Association shows forest product exports from the country growing strongly over the first six months of 2017.

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Exports of wood panels jumped 34.8% year-on-year, with 597,000 m3 of production now exported, compared to 3.1M m3 consumed domestically. After the domestic market suffered a steep decline in 2015, Brazilian producers have looked to exports. Last year, wood panel exports were up 64% to 1M m3 , more than half of which was sent to other South American markets.

Pulp exports increased 6.8% to 6.8 Mt in the first half of 2017, as total pulp production grew by 5% to 9.5 Mt. This year, Brazil is expected to jump from the fourth to the second largest producer of pulp in the world, surpassing Canada and China in the process.

Of the 6.8 Mt exported, over 42% went to China, generating revenues of US$1.3B, an increase of 25.5% over the same period in 2016.

In the paper sector, total production declined by 0.7% to 5.1 Mt in the first half of the year, as small increases in tissue and packaging material were offset by a 19.6% decline in newsprint production. Paper exports edged up by 1% to 1.1 Mt, but the value of those products fell 2% to US$925M.

By total value, Brazil’s forest product exports were worth over US$4B in the first half of the year, an increase of 7.3%. With forest product imports falling by 3.9% to US$491M, the sector earned net revenue of US$3.58B (+9.1%).

 

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This complete item appeared in the August 2017 issue of WorldCargo News, on page 24. To access this issue download the PDF here.

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