Brazilian wood product exports rise sharply at the beginning of the year

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In January 2022 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 52% in value compared to January 2021, from US$254.4 million to US$387.1 million.

Pine sawnwood exports grew significantly in January 2022 (US$49.8 million) as compared to January 2021 (US$5.2 million). However, export volumes fell 5% over the same period in 2020 from 191,000 cu.m to 181,200 cu.m.

Tropical sawnwood exports increased 25% in volume, from 31.100 cu.m in January 2021 to 39.000 cu.m in January 2022. In value, exports increased 25.0% from US$12.8 million to US$16 million over the same period.

Pine plywood exports witnessed a 58% increase in value in January 2022 compared to January 2021, from US$51.1 million to US$80.9 million. Also the volume of exports increased 31% over the same period, from 170,400 cu.m to 222,900 cu.m.

As for tropical plywood, exports increased in volume (68%) and in value (78%), from 3.800 cu.m (US$1.8 million) in January 2021 to 6.400 cu.m (US32 million) in January 2022.

As for wooden furniture, the export value increased from US$41.1 million in January 2021 to US$52.1 million in January 2022, a 27% growth.

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