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Balance of trade shows a 4% increase YTD

Created: 01 November 2014

Revenues from exports of pulp, wood panels and paper from January through October 2014 totaled US$ 6.2 billion, a 2% increase year-over-year. The industry’s balance of trade reached US$ 4.7 billion, 4% higher than the same period in 2013. Pulp sales to China, which continues to be the second largest market for the Brazilian product, are still high and totaled US$ 1.4 billion, which represents a 10% increase YTD.

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

Exports – YTD, 8.8 million tons of pulp were exported, a 13.4% increase year-over-year, when 7.8 million tons were exported. For the wood panels segment, the amount exported YTD totaled 470,000 m³, a 31% growth year-over-year, when exports totaled 359,000 m³. In relation to paper, exports reached 1.6 million tons for the first ten months of the year, a 0.6% variation year-over-year.

Production – For the first ten months of 2014, pulp production was 13.6 million tons, an 8.3% increase year-over-year, which was 12.6 million tons. Wood panel production was 6.6 million m3, 1.7% higher year-over-year. In relation to the paper segment, production from January through October totaled 8.7 million tons, 0.3% lower than to the same period in 2013.

Domestic Sales – From January to October 2014, pulp sales in the domestic market increased 5% year-over-year, totaling 1.5 million tons. In relation to the paper segment, sales in the domestic market remained stable, compared to the same period last year, totaling 4.7 million tons. Wood panels domestic sales were 6 million m³, 1.3% lower than to the ten months of 2013.

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