Statistical data

The numbers are proof of the planted tree industry's strength

Ibá by the numbers

The planted tree industry has a significant impact on the economy, accounting for 6.9% of industrial GDP.

Economic Indicators

Investments, generation of jobs and income, and taxes collected make the sector one of the pillars of Brazilian industry.

The forest-based sector closed 2018 with a surplus of US$ 11.4 billion, 26% growth over the previous year

Exports totaled approximately US$ 12.5 billion, equivalent to 5.2% of Brazilian exports

The planted tree sector is also responsible for approximately 3.8 million jobs, through direct and indirect employment and from the income effect

Projects intended to expand plantations and factories and establish new units up through 2020 are on the order of R$ 32.6 billion

Responsible for generating R$ 12.8 billion in federal, state and municipal taxes: 0.9% of Brazilian taxes collected

Area of Planted Trees

7.83 million hectares of eucalyptus, pine, and other species of trees (acacia, Araucaria, parica, and teak) planted for the following segments:

36%

Pulp and paper

12%

Steelworks and charcoal

6%

Wood panels and laminate flooring

10%

Financial investors (TIMOs*)

29%

Independent producers

4%

Solid wood products

3%

Other

Environmental Benefits

The 7.83 million hectares of planted trees absorb 1.7 billion tons of CO2eq¹ from the atmosphere.
6.3 million hectares are certified for forest management, ensuring sustainability and best practices in the industry.
5.6 million hectares of natural areas in the form of Permanent Preservation Areas, Legal Reserves, and Private Natural Heritage Reserves, as well as remediation of 22,400 hectares of degraded areas. Through these mechanisms, for each 1 hectare of planted forests the forest sector protects 0.7 hectares of natural area.
In 2018, 73.0 million gigajoules of clean energy were generated, representing 73% of energy consumption in the sector.
CO2eq¹: Metric used to compare the emissions of several greenhouse gases, based on the global warming potential of each one.

Social benefits

Investments in social programs total R$ 482 million
These initiatives benefit approximately 1.5 million people, in approximately 1,000 municipalities
25,000 people benefited by outgrower support programs in 2018


Cenários Ibá

Cenários Ibá is the bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá); each month it brings together performance data on the pulp, paper, and wood panel segments. These include production, domestic sales, exports and imports, showing variations in comparisons with the same month of the previous year and the year-to-date results.

Cenários Ibá - Issue n° 61

Historical Performance of the Sector

Historical data series on the sector since 2007, collected by the Ibá. These data compare production, exports and import, as well as domestic sales in the pulp, paper and laminate flooring segments.

Historical Performance of the Sector