Brazilian wood products exports up 21% in value in May 2021

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In May 2022 exports of Brazilian wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 21% in value compared to May 2021, from US$416.2 million to US$503.2 million.

Brazil's pine sawnwood exports grew significantly by 27% in value between May 2021 (US$66.5 million) and May 2022 (US$4.6 million). In volume however, exports were flat at 298,100 cu.m compared to to 295,200 cu.m in May 2021.

Tropical sawnwood exports increased around 7% in volume, from 41,200 cu.m in May 2021 to 43,900 cu.m in May 2022. In value, exports grew 13% from US$6.6 million to US$18.8 million, over the same period.

Pine plywood exports saw a 20% decline in value in May 2022 compared to May 2021, from US$127.7 million to US$101.6 million. In volume, exports also decreased 3% over the same period, from 247,100 cu.m to 239,200 cu.m.

As for tropical plywood, exports decreased in volume (- 9%) but increased in value (6%), from 6,500 cu.m (US$3.2 million) in May 2021 to 5,900 cu.m (US$3.4 million) in May 2022.

Disappointingly, wooden furniture export earning dropped from US$69.7 million in May 2021 to US$58.9 million in May 2022, an almost 16% fall.

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