Brazilian wood based product exports increased by 20% in December

17 February 2015


In December 2014, Brazilian exports of wood based products increased 20% in value compared to December 2013, from US$219m to US$263m, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).

Pine sawn wood exports increased by 35.4% in value in December 2014 compared to December 2013, from US$15.8m to US$21.4m. In terms of volume exports rose 36%, from 66,800m3 to 90,800 m3 over the same period.

Tropical sawn wood exports were up 39.7% in volume, from 27,200m3 in December 2013 to 38,000m3 in December 2014. In terms of value exports increased 30% from US$17.3m to US$22.5m, over the same period.

In December 2014 pine plywood exports increased 24% in value year on year from US$35.3m to US$43.8m. Export volumes increased 20%, to 117,400m3.

Brazil's tropical plywood exports increased a massive 85% in volume but only from 3,400m3 in December 2013 to 6,300m3 in December 2014. However in terms of value tropical plywood exports increased by only 54.5% over the same period.