Cenários Ibá: exports continue to grow in the planted tree sector
April 4, 2017 -
The export volume from the Brazilian planted
tree industry registered a positive performance during the
first quarter of 2017. Pulp exports totaled 2.3 million tons
in January and February of 2017, up 3.4% over the same
period of 2016 when 2.2 million tons were traded. For the
wood panels segment, the volume exported in the first two
months of the year totaled 174,000 m³, a growth of 40.3%
over this period last year, when 124,000 m³ were exported.
In this same period, paper exports reached 335,000 tons, a
6% increase over the 316,000 tons exported in 2016.
Check out the other performance indicators for
the planted tree industry in the 34th
edition of Cenários Ibá
, the monthly bulletin of the
Brazilian Tree Industry.
Export Revenue - From January to February of 2017 the sector
recorded exports of US$ 1.3 billion (-6.4%); pulp reached
US$ 971 million (-9.1%), paper registered US$ 287 million
(+0.3%), and wood panels US$ 39 million (+22%). As a result
the balance of trade in the sector registered a positive
balance of US$ 1.15 billion in the first two months of the
Export Destination - Revenues from pulp exported to China (which
represents the most significant destination for the
Brazilian pulp sector) grew by 19.1% (US$ 418 million) this
quarter. Meanwhile, Latin American countries continued to be
the main markets for paper and wood panels in the period,
with exports to this region increasing 20.8% (US$ 186
million) and 16.7% (US$ 21 million), respectively.
Production - Brazilian
pulp production surpassed 3.0 million tons (-1.8%) in
January and February of 2017; paper registered 1.7 million
Domestic Sales - In the first two months of 2017, paper sales on
the domestic market reached 832,000 tons (-4.0%), while the
wooden panel sector registered sales of 1.5 million m³
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 60 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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