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Brazil's Export of Pulp, Wood Panels and Paper Increased January thru April 2016

Brazil pulp export From January through April 2016, the pulp exports volume recorded a growth of 16.7% compared to 2015, totaling 4.3 million tons.

May 31, 2016 - The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) reported that product exports revenues had good performance in the April 2016 YTD figures, totaling US $2.6 billion, a 7.3% increase year-over-year, when exports revenues totaled US $2.4 billion. The balance of trade for the industry in the first four months of the year was US $2.3 billion, a 17.1% increase year-over-year.

Pulp. From January through April 2016, the pulp exports volume recorded a growth of 16.7% compared to 2015, totaling 4.3 million tons. Production totaled 6.1 million tons, a 10.9% high year-over-year, when 5.5 million tons were produced.

Wood panels. Wood panels exports tripled in the first four months of the year, to 269,000 cubic meters, compared to 86,000 cubic meters recorded in the same period in 2015. Domestic sales totaled 2.1 million cubic meters, an 8.3% drop, year-over-year.

Paper. From January through April this year, paper exports achieved 689,000 tons, a 7.8% high compared to the same period last year. There was a slight increase of 0.7% in production, totaling 3.4 million tons. Domestic sales totaled 1.7 million tons in the first four months of the year, 1.2% higher volume year-over-year.

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain. The association was established in April 2014 and represents 61 companies and nine state entities that provide products obtained from planted trees, with special mention to wood panels and laminate flooring, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass. To learn more about Ibá, please visit: www.iba.org.

SOURCE: Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá)