BRAZIL (News release) -- In August 2019, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) fell 22% in value compared to August 2018, from $282.4 million to $219.7 million, according to ITTO.
The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 30% between August 2018 ($47.1 million) and August 2019 ($32.8 million). In volume terms exports dropped around 20% over the same period, from 204,800 cubic metres to 164,200 cubic metres.
Tropical sawnwood exports also dropped (-16%) in volume, from 45,800 cubic metres in August 2018 to 38,500 cubic metres in August 2019. The value of exports also dropped (-29%) from $20.2 million to $14.4 million over the same period.
The value of pine plywood exports fell 41% in August 2019 in comparison with August 2018, from $64.2 million to $37.6 million. In volume terms pine plywood exports dropped just 9% over the same period, from 182,800 cubic metres to 166,000 cubic metres.
Following the same trend export volumes of tropical plywood fell (-57%) and in value (-59%), from 12,900 cubic metres ($ 6.1 million) in August 2018 to 5,600 cubic metres ($ 2.5 million) in August 2019.
To complete the depressing picture, wooden furniture exports declined from $51 million in August 2018 to around $45 million in August 2019, a 12.4% decline year-on-year.
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