Brazil: Production and exports of forest products grow in 2017
October 2, 2017
- The results for exports and production from the planted
tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017.
In comparison with this same period last year, exports of
pulp rose 4.9%, wood panels 30.4%, and paper 0.6%. This
performance led to growth in the production of pulp and
paper, on the order of 3.6% and 0.4%, respectively. For wood
panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this
product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1% higher than
during the same period in 2016.
Continue reading below about the performance
indicators for the planted tree industry in the 40th
edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the
Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).
Export revenue - From January to August of 2017, revenue from
exports reached US$ 5.5 billion (+9.6%); of this total, US$
4.1 billion (+12.4%) came from sales of pulp abroad, US$ 1.2
billion (-0.3%) came from paper sales, and US$ 191 million
(+23.2%) was the result of wood panels sales. As a result,
the trade balance in the sector was positive, with a value
of US$ 4.85 billion during the first eight months of the
year (+11.4% compared to 2016).
Export destinations - Latin American countries continued to be the
main markets for paper and wood panels during the first
eight months of the year, with export revenues of US$ 806
million (+11.2%) and US$ 100 million (+20.5%), respectively.
China continues to be the main destination for pulp produced
in Brazil, accounting for 40.2% of these exports and
revenues of US$ 1.6 billion (+22.0%). The second largest
destination for pulp is Europe, which during this period was
responsible for 31.5% of exports, corresponding to US$ 1.3
Export volume - 8.9 million tons of pulp were exported (+4.9%),
the paper segment traded 1.4 million tons (+0.6%), and
840,000 m³of wood panels were sold (+30.4%) between January
and August of this year.
Production - Brazilian
pulp production reached 12.7 million tons (+3.6%) and paper
surpassed the 6.9 million ton mark (+0.4%).
Domestic sales - Between January and August of 2017, domestic
sales of paper reached 3.5 million tons (-0.8%), while the
wooden panel sector registered internal sales of 4.2 million
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the
association responsible for institutionally representing the
planted tree production chain, from the fields to the
factory, with its main stakeholders. Launched in April 2014,
it represents 55 companies and nine state entities for
products originating from planted trees (wood panels,
laminate floors, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass) in
addition to independent producers of planted trees and
institutional investors. Learn more at www.iba.org
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