Brazilian Exports of Wood-Based Products Decline 13.5% in May

According to the International Tropical Timber Organization the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% in May to $236.3 million, when compared to May 2019 , $ 273.3 million. The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9% between May 2019 ($47.7 million) and May 2020 ($43.3 million). The value of exports dropped just 31% from $20.9 million to $14.5 million, over the same period. The value of pine plywood exports fell 16% in May 2020 in comparison with May 2019, from $47.1 million to $39.6 million and there was a corresponding fall in the volume of exports over the same period, from 181,500 m3 to 155,800 m3.

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