Brazil : Exports from the planted tree sector surpass US$ 7 billion through October 2017 (+10.9%)
From January to October of 2017, pulp
exports rose 2.9% in comparison with the same period of the
previous year, reaching 16.0 million tons sold; exports of
wood panels increased by 29.4%, with 1.1 million cubic
meters directed toward foreign markets, and paper exports
grew 0.4% with almost 1.7 million tons traded. This positive
performance propelled export revenues past the US$ 7 billion
mark in the first 10 months of the year, growth of 10.9%
over the same period in 2016. This created a US$ 6.15
billion surplus in the trade balance for the sector, an
increase of 12.7%.
Continue reading below about the performance
indicators for the planted tree industry in the 42nd edition of Cenários Ibá,
the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).
Export revenues - In the first ten months of 2017, pulp exports
reached US$ 5.2 billion (+13.7%), while paper exports were
US$ 1.6 billion (+1.7%) and wood panel exports reached US$
242 million (+20.4%).
Export destination - For the combined period spanning January to
October of this year, China continued to be the main
destination for Brazilian pulp, with a share of 39.7%,
representing revenues of US$ 2.1 billion (+18.0%). The
second largest destination for pulp was the European
countries, which during this period accounted for 31.4% of
exports and more than US$ 1.6 billion (+5.6%). Latin
American countries continued to be the main markets for
paper and wood panels during the first ten months of the
year, with export revenues exceeding US$ 1.0 billion
(+11.6%) and US$ 126 million (+16.7%), respectively.
Production - The
productive sector utilizing planted trees presented positive
results in 2017. From January to October of this year, pulp
production surpassed 15.9 million tons (+2.9%), and paper
reached 8.7 million tons (+0.9%).
Domestic Sales -
For the first ten months of 2017, the wood panel section
showed positive results, with sales of more than 5.3 million
cubic meters on the domestic market (+2.5%); at the same
time, the paper industry reached the 4.5 million ton mark
(-0.4%) during the same period.
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