The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is reporting that Brazilian exports of wood products (with the exception of pulp and paper) declined -8.5% year-over-year in June 2020. Decreasing from $237.0 million USD in June 2019 to $216.9 million in June 2020. Year-over-year the value of June 2020 pine sawn wood exports fell -13.5% or from $44.4 million USD in June 2019 to $ 38.4 million in June 2020. The disheartening news continued with pine plywood exports which fell -11.5% in value in June 2020 when compared to June 2019. In terms of dollars the decline was from $39.3 million USD in June 2019, to $34.8 million in June 2020. The decline in tropical plywood was even greater and export volumes fell -48% and export values fell by 45%. Adding to the decline was a -14% decline in wooden furniture exports in June, $ 44.3 million USD in June 2019 to $38.1 million in June 2020.
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