Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) amounted to $286 million in September 2020, an increase of 20.8% compared with September 2019 (when the value was $236.6 million), as ITTO reported.
Pine sawnwood exports increased in value by 35.6%, from $38.2 million in September 2019 to $51.8 million in September 2020. The export volume increased by 52.9% over the same period, from 192,400 m3 to 294,100 m3.
Year-on-year, tropical sawnwood exports rose by 1.8% in volume in September 2020, to 39,900 m3, and by 7.7% in value (to $15.4 million). Pine plywood exports leapt in value by 88% in September 2020 compared with September 2019 (from $36.1 million to $67.9 million).
In volume terms, pine plywood exports increased by nearly 50% over the same period, from 159,900 m3 to 239,500 m3.
Tropical plywood exports increased in volume by 1.7% in September, year-on-year (from 6,000 m3 to 6,100 m3), but decreased in value by 11.5%, from $2.6 million to $2.3 million.
Wooden furniture exports increased from $49.3 million in September 2019 to $51.9 million in September 2020, an increase of 5.3% over the period.
Source: Lesprom Network