According to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (excluding pulp and paper) increased 36% year-over-year in September 2021. The value increased from US$283.2 million to US$385.8 million.
Pine sawnwood exports grew 59% in value between September 2020 (US$51.8 million) and September 2021 (US$82.2 million). In terms of volume, exports fell slightly over the same period, down from 293,700 cu.m to 293,100 cu.m.
Tropical sawnwood exports fell -10% in volume from 39,700 cu.m in September 2020 to 35,900 cu.m in September 2021. In value, exports declined -21% from US$15.3 million to US$12.1 million over the same period.
Demand for Pine plywood declined modestly. Pine plywood exports saw a 20% increase in value in September 2021, (US$78.8 million) compared to September 2020 (US$65.9 million). In volume, exports dropped -32% over the same period, from 233,500 cu.m to 159,100 cu.m.
Tropical plywood exports increased in volume by 48% and in value by 30% — from 6,100 cu.m (US$2.3 million) in September 2020 to 9,000 cu.m (US$5.3 million) in September 2021.
As for wooden furniture exports, they increased from US$51.8 million in September 2020 to US$71.9 million in September 2021 — 39% growth.
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Tropical Timber Market Report: Volume 25, Number 20, 16th–31st October 2021