The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) launches a monthly bulletin with performance data from the industry

Created: 01 June 2014

This is the first edition of Cenários Ibá, the Brazilian Tree Industry bulletin of the association that represents products obtained from planted trees in the Country: wood panels and wood flooring, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass, as well as independent producers of planted trees.

Cenários Ibá will provide, on a monthly basis, data from the pulp, wood panels and paper industries—production, domestic sales, exports and imports—showing the variations year-over-year and the year-to-date result, among other information.

The main results of the Brazilian planted trees industry from January through May this year are:

Production - From January through May 2014, wood panels production totaled 3.2 million m3, which represents a 1.1% increase year-over-year. Pulp production, in the first five months this year totaled 6.5 million tons, recording a 5.6% increase compared to the same period in 2013, which at the time produced 6.2 million tons. In relation to the paper segment, the production from January through May totaled 4.3 million tons, a 0.7% variation year-over-year.

Balance of trade - In the first five months of 2014, pulp, wood panels and paper exports totaled US$ 3.1 billion meaning a 4.3% increase year-over-year, which at the time was US$ 2.9 billion. The balance of trade for the first five months is US$ 2.3 billion, which shows a 7.7% growth year-over-year.

Volumes sold -From January through May, the exported pulp volume was at a high of 10.5%, totaling 4.2 million tons. In the same period last year, 3.8 million tons of pulp were exported.

In relation to imports, there was a drop in the volume of wood panels that arrived in the country. A total of 413 thousand m3, or 30.5% lower compared to the same period in 2013, i.e. 594 thousand m3.

A drop of 4.6% was also recorded in paper imports in the first five months this year. In total, 520 thousand tons were imported, while in the same period of 2013, a total of 545 thousand tons were imported. Printing & writing paper alone, accounts for a 13.5% drop.

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