Brazilian Plywood and Lumber Exports Decline in January 2020

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is reporting that Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except for pulp and paper) declined 8.6% in January 2020, when compared to January 2019, or in dollars from $226 million to 206.5 million year-over-year. The decline in January was led by a 31% drop in pine plywood exports, when compared with January 2019. Or in U.S. dollars from $38.4 million to $ 26.5 million in January 2020. The value of pine wood (dimensional lumber and boards) also dropped ~15% in January 2020, when compared with January 2019 figures.

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