Solid Growth for Brazilian Timber Exports for March 2015

In March 2015, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 29% in value compared to March 2014, from US$218.6 million to US$282.3 million.

Pine sawnwood exports increased 45% in value in March 2015 compared to March 2014, from US$17.5 million to US$25.4 million. In terms of volume, exports increased 43%, from 75,500 cu.m to 108,300 cu.m over the same period.

Tropical sawnwood exports increased almost 38% in volume, from 22,600 cu.m in March 2014 to 31,100 cu.m in March 2015 while the value of exports increased 24% from US$13.3 million to US$ 16.5 million, over the same period.

Pine plywood exports jumped 26.5% in value in March 2015 in comparison with March 2014 from US$37.0 million to US$ 46.8 million. The volume increased 28.9%, from 98,800 cu.m to 127,400 cu.m, during the same period.

Reflecting the growing interest in international markets it is no surprise that tropical plywood exports increased almost 138% in volume, from 4,000 cu.m in March 2014 to 9,500 cu.m in March 2015 and the value increased from US$2.3 million in March 2014 to US$4.7 million in March this year.

Exports of wooden furniture have started to recover with March exports totalling US$46 million up from US$41 million in March 2014.

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Data Source:  ITTO TTM Report: 19:6, 16 – 31 March 2015 (pages 7-9)