High volume of pulp, wood panels and paper exports - November YTD

Created: 01 December 2014

From January through November 2014, 9.6 million tons of pulp where exported, a 14.1% increase year-over-year, when 8.4 million tons were exported. For the wood panels segment, the amount exported 2014 YTD totaled 516,000 m³, a 31.3% growth year-over-year, when exports totaled 393,000 m³. Paper exports totaled 1.7 million tons in the first eleven months this year, 0.4% lower year-over-year.

See below the other performance indicators for the planted trees industry, in the seventh edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.

Exports revenues – For the eleven months of 2014, exports revenues from pulp, wood panels and paper totaled US$6.8 billion, which represents a 1.9% increase year-over-year, compared to US$ 6.6 billion in total revenues in 2013. The industry’s balance of trade from January through November is US$ 5.1 billion, equal to a 3.9% increase of the balance compared to the same period last year. Pulp sales to China, the second largest market for this Brazilian product, totaled US$ 1.6 billion, a 12.8% increase compared to 2013.

Production – 2014 YTD pulp production reached 15.0 million tons, having increased 8.7% year-over-year, when 13.8 million tons were produced. Wood panel production was 7.3 million m3, a 1.1% increase compared to the same period last year. In relation to the paper segment, production from January through November totaled 9.5 million tons, 0.4% lower than to the same period in 2013.

Domestic Sales – From January to November 2014, pulp sales in the domestic market increased 5.1% year-over-year, totaling 1.7 million tons. Paper and wood panel sales remained practically stable, totaling 5.2 million tons and 6.7 million m³, respectively, November 2014 YTD.

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