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Brazil wood based products exports increase

In April 2018, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 30% compared with April 2017, from US$221 million to US$287 million. Source: Lesprom

Pine sawnwood export values rose 28.5% between April 2017 (US$38.3 million) and March 2018 (US$49.2 million). In terms of volume, exports increased 24% over the same period, from 187,700 cubic metres to 233,000 cubic metres.

Tropical sawnwood exports increase 49% in volume, from 31,000 cubic metres in April 2017 to 46,200 cubic metres in April 2018.

The value of this trade increased 42% from US$14.2 million to US$20.2 million over the same period.

Pine plywood exports also increased, jumping 68% in value in April 2018 in comparison to April 2017, from US$40.6 million to US$68.3 million. The volume of exports increased 35% over the same period, from 146,800 cubic metres to 198,500 cubic metres.

As for tropical plywood, exports increased in value from US$5.4 million in April 2017 to US$6.1 million in April 2018.

To cap off a good month, wooden furniture exports rose from US$38.2 million in April 2017 to US$45.3 million in March 2018 an almost 19% rise.