For the wood panels segment, the volume exported in January totaled 85,000 m³, a growth of 57.4% since January of 2016, when 54,000 m³ were exported. Paper exports reached 172,000 tons in the first month of this year, a volume 10.3% higher than the 156,000 tons exported in the same month of 2016.
Check out the other performance indicators for the planted tree industry which appear in the 33rd edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry:
Export revenue – In January 2017 the sector recorded exports of US$ 765 million (+18.4%); pulp reached 596 million (+21.1%), paper reached US$ 150 million (+6.4%), and wood panels reached US$ 19 million (+46.2%). “As a result of the performance of forest-based industries, the sector’s trade balance registered a positive balance of US$ 687 million in January, a 24% increase compared to the first month of last year,” says Elizabeth de Carvalhaes, Executive President of Ibá.
Destination of exports – China remains the most important destination for the Brazilian pulp sector, accounting for 46.8% of export revenue (US$ 279 million) in the first month of the year, followed by Europe with 30% (US$ 179 million). Meanwhile, Latin American countries were the main markets for paper and wood panels in the period, with exports to this region accounting for 65.3% (US$ 98 million) and 57.9% (US$ 11 million), respectively.
Production – Brazilian pulp production reached 1.7 million tons (+4.8%) in January, and paper remained stable with a total of 862 million tons.
Domestic sales – In the first month of 2017, paper sales on the domestic market reached 424,000 tons (-4.9%), while wooden panels registered sales of 508,000 m³ (+7.6%).
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain, from the fields to the factory, with its main stakeholders. Launched in April 2014, it represents 60 companies and nine state entities for products originating from planted trees (wood panels, laminate floors, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass) in addition to independent producers of planted trees and institutional investors.