SAO PAULO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first two months of 2015, Brazilian pulp production increased 10.3% year-over-year totaling 2.8 million tons. Paper production remained practically stable in the first two months of the year, at 1.7 million tons. In the wood panels segment, production in the first two months of 2015 totaled 1.2 million m³, a 6% drop year-over-year.
Please see below the other performance indicators for the planted trees industry, in the tenth edition of Cenarios Iba, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.
Exports Volume – In the first two months of 2015, pulp exports totaled 1.8 million tons, 6.3% higher than in the same period a year ago, when 1.7 million tons were exported. For the wood panels segment, the amount exported in the first two months of the year totaled 72,000 m³, a 26.3% growth compared to a year ago, when exports totaled 57,000 m³. Paper exports totaled 293,000 tons in the first two months of this year, 8.7% lower year-over-year.
Domestic Sales – Pulp sales in the domestic market in the first two months of 2015 remained practically stable year-over-year, totaling 291,000 tons. In the wood panels segment, domestic market sales reached one million m³, 8.7% lower year-over-year. Paper sales totaled 837,000 tons, 7% lower than in the same period in 2014.
Exports revenue – In the first two months of 2015, export revenues from pulp, wood panels and paper totaled US$ 1.1 billion, a 6.3% drop from US$ 1.2 billion in the same period a year ago. The industry's balance of trade in the first two months of the year was US$ 899 million, 4.4% lower compared to the same period in 2014.
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SOURCE INDÚSTRIA BRASILEIRA DE ÁRVORES (IBÁ)