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Brazil's exports of pulp and paper up 7,1 per cent

Published by
Simon Matthis - 11 Aug 2015

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) announced that in the first half of 2015, Brazil's volume of pulp exports totaled 5.5 million tons — 7.1% higher than the same period in 2014 when 5.1 million tons were exported.

Exports of paper reached 987,000 tons from January through June 2015 — a 3.9% increase year-over-year.

For the wood panels segment, the amount exported in the first six months of 2015 totaled 289,000 m3 — a 48.2% growth year-over-year when exports totaled 195,000 m3.

Production. In the first six months of 2015, Brazil's pulp production was 8.2 million tons, 3.5% higher year-over-year, when 7.9 million tons were produced. Paper production also remained practically stable from January through June 2015 at 5.1 million tons.

Domestic Sales. From January through June 2015, domestic wood panel sales totaled 3.3 million m3, 2.2% lower year-over-year. Paper sales totaled 2.6 million tons, 4.9% lower than the same period in 2014.

Export Revenue. In the first six months of 2015, exports revenues from pulp, wood panels and paper totaled US$3.6 billion, and maintained the same level from the same period in 2014. The industry's balance of trade in the first six months of the year was US$ 2.9 billion, 6.0% higher compared to the same period in 2014.

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) represents the wood panels and laminate flooring, pulp, paper, and biomass for energy production, as well as independent planted tree producers and institutional investors.