Chilean Plywood Exports up 1.1% Year-Over-Year in 2020

Chilean plywood export volumes in 2020 totaled 451,920t. The positive development in Q4 helped export volumes to post a year-over-year increase of 1.1%. US customers purchased a total volume of 234,451t Chilean radiata pine plywood at a value of US$193.3m last year. As a proportion of total Chilean exports, this represents 51.9% in terms of volume and 54.9% in terms of value, meaning the importance of US customers for Chilean plywood manufacturers active in export business has increased further. Decreases were recorded in exports to Mexico, in terms of both volume (-8.2% to 44,300t) and export value (-12.4% to US$29.0m). The Netherlands further reinforced its position as the most important European sales market. The volume exported to the Netherlands rose by 8.6% to 32,000t; the value of these deliveries increased at a comparable rate of 6.0% to US$24.0m.

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Chilean plywood exports increase slightly in 2020