Cenários Ibá: Positive balance trade balance for the Brazilian forest sector grew 9.5%
September 5, 2017 - From January to July 2017, the trade surplus
for the Brazilian planted tree sector reached US$ 4.2
billion, a 9.5% increase over the US$ 3.8 billion attained
during same period last year. This is mainly the result of
ongoing investments in the sector. Export revenues grew 7.7%
to reach US$ 4.8 billion during the first seven months of
2017, compared with the US$ 4.4 billion recorded for the
same period in 2016.
Check out the other indicators for the planted
tree sector in the 39th edition of Cenários
Ibá, the monthly
bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.
Export revenues - From January to July of 2017, pulp exports
reached US$ 3.5 billion (+9.8%), while paper exports were
US$ 1.1 million (-0.6%) and wood panels exports reached US$
163 million (+25.4%).
Export destination - China continues to be the main destination
for pulp produced in Brazil, accounting for 41.5% of these
exports and revenues of US$ 1.5 billion between January and
July of 2017 (+22.7%). The second largest destination for
pulp is Europe, which during this period was responsible for
30.9% of exports, corresponding to US$ 1.1 billion (-2.7%).
Latin American countries continued to be the main markets
for paper and wood panels during the first seven months of
the year, with export revenues of US$ 697 million (+10.8%)
and US$ 86 million (+22.9%), respectively.
Export volume -
During the first seven months of this year, 7.8 million tons
of pulp were exported (+4.3%), the paper segment traded 1.2
million tons (+1.1%), and 715,000 cubic meters of wood
panels were sold (+61.4%).
Brazilian pulp production reached 11.2 million tons (+4.7%)
between January and July of 2017, and paper surpassed the
6.0 million ton mark (-0.1%).
Domestic sales -
In the first seven months of 2017, paper sales on the
domestic market reached 3.1 million tons (-1.0%), while the
wood panels sector registered domestic sales of 3.7 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 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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