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April YTD exports revenues increase in the planted tree industry

April YTD exports revenues increase in the planted tree industry

The Brazilian planted tree industry product exports revenues had good performance in the April 2016 YTD figures, totaling US$ 2.6 billion, a 7.3% increase year-over-year, when exports revenues totaled US$ 2.4 billion.

The balance of trade for the industry in the first four months of the year was US$ 2.3 billion, a 17.1% increase year-over-year.

Please see below the other performance indicators for the planted trees industry, in the 24th edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.

Pulp – From January through April 2016, the pulp exports volume recorded a growth of 16.7% compared to 2015, totaling 4.3 million tons. Production totaled 6.1 million tons, a 10.9% high year-over-year, when 5.5 million tons were produced.

Wood panels – Wood panels exports tripled in the first four months of the year, to 269,000 cubic meters, compared to 86,000 cubic meters recorded in the same period in 2015. Domestic sales totaled 2.1 million cubic meters, an 8.3% drop, year-over-year.

Paper – From January through April this year, paper exports achieved 689,000 tons, a 7.8% high compared to the same period last year. There was a slight increase of 0.7% in production, totaling 3.4 million tons. Domestic sales totaled 1.7 million tons in the first four months of the year, 1.2% higher volume year-over-year.

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