SAO PAULO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Export revenues from the Brazilian planted tree industry from January to April of this year totaled US$ 2.42 billion, recording a 1.8% increase over the same period a year ago. The industry also recorded a trade surplus of US$ 2.03 billion in the industry balance of trade, meaning a 14% increase year-over-year in the same four-month period.
Please see below the other performance indicators for the planted tree industry, in the May edition of Cenarios Iba, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.
Pulp – From January to April of 2015, pulp production totaled 5.42 million tons, a 4.3% increase year-over-year. Export volumes were up 12.7% compared to 2014, totaling 3.66 million tons.
Wood panels – Wood panel exports nearly doubled during the first four months of the year, totaling 170 thousand cubic meters, a sharp 97.7% increase year-over-year. Domestic sales remained virtually stable and reached 2.3 million m3.
Paper – During the first four months of 2015, paper exports totaled 639 million tons, compared to 642 million tons year-over-year. Paper production also remained practically stable from January through April of 2015 at 3.4 million tons. Paper sales totaled 1.7 million tons, 5.6% lower than during the same period in 2014.
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SOURCE Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá)