Brazilian Exports of Wood-Based Products Declined in December

According to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), in December 2022, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 34.0% in value compared to a year ago, falling from US$423.2 million in December 2021 to US$278.8 million in December 2022.

Pine sawnwood exports fell 44% in value, decreasing from US$81.6 million in December 2021 to US$45.6 million in December 2022. In volume, exports declined 38% during the same period, slipping from 294,200 cu.m to 183,700 cu.m.

Tropical sawnwood exports were down 55% in volume, decreasing from 39,000 cu.m in December 2021 to 17,500 cu.m in December 2022. In value, exports were down 35.0%—from US$15.8 million to US$10.2 million—over the same time period.

Pine plywood exports declined 37% in value from a year ago, dropping from US$68.7 million in December 2021 to US$43.4 million in December 2022. In volume, exports dropped 27% over the same time period, from 185,900 cu.m to 135,600 cu.m.

Tropical plywood exports tumbled 70% lower in volume and 73% in value, falling from 8,300 cu.m and US$4.5 million in December 2021 to 2,500 cu.m and US$1.2 million in December 2022.

Wooden furniture exports fell from a value of US$74.5 million in December 2021 to US$43.9 million in December 2022. This represents a 41% decline year-over-year.

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