According to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) in April 2022 increased 22% in value compared to April 2021, from US$380.5 million to US$465.3 million.
Pine sawnwood exports increased 29% in value, growing from US$59.7 million in April 2021 to US$77.2 million in April 2022. In volume, exports declined slightly over the same period from 285,500 cu.m to 281,100 cu.m.
Tropical sawnwood exports increased 17% in volume, from 35,000 cu.m in April 2021 to 40,900 cu.m in April 2022. In value, exports grew 31%—from US$14.4 million to US$18.8 million—over the same period.
In April, demand for Pine plywood exports decreased -4.5% when compared to April 2021, from US$104.7 million in April of 2021 to US$100.0 million in April 2022. In volume, exports also decreased -2.9% over the same period, from 241,000 cu.m to 234,100 cu.m.
As for tropical plywood, exports increased in volume (7.7%) and in value (34.3%), from 7,800 cu.m (US$3.5 million) in April 2021 to 8,400 cu.m (US$4.7 million) in April 2022.
Tropical plywood exports increased 7.7% in volume and 34.3% in value: from 7,800 cu.m (US$3.5 million) in April 2021 to 8,400 cu.m (US$4.7 million) in April 2022.
Wooden furniture exports fell from US$72.2 million in April 2021 to US$52.8 million in April 2022, a -27.0% decline.
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Tropical Timber Market Report: Volume 26, Number 10, 16–31 May 2022