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The results for exports and production from the planted tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017. In comparison with this same period last year, exports of pulp rose 4.9%, wood panels 30.4%, and paper 0.6%. This performance led to growth in the production of pulp and paper, on the order of 3.6% and 0.4%, respectively. For wood panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1% higher than during the same period in 2016.

2017 06 06 090206Continue reading below about the performance indicators for the planted tree industry in the 40th edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).

Export revenue – From January to August of 2017, revenue from exports reached US$ 5.5 billion (+9.6%); of this total, US$ 4.1 billion (+12.4%) came from sales of pulp abroad, US$ 1.2 billion (-0.3%) came from paper sales, and US$ 191 million (+23.2%) was the result of wood panels sales. As a result, the trade balance in the sector was positive, with a value of US$ 4.85 billion during the first eight months of the year (+11.4% compared to 2016).

Export destinations – Latin American countries continued to be the main markets for paper and wood panels during the first eight months of the year, with export revenues of US$ 806 million (+11.2%) and US$ 100 million (+20.5%), respectively. China continues to be the main destination for pulp produced in Brazil, accounting for 40.2% of these exports and revenues of US$ 1.6 billion (+22.0%). The second largest destination for pulp is Europe, which during this period was responsible for 31.5% of exports, corresponding to US$ 1.3 billion (+3.9%).

Export volume –  8.9 million tons of pulp were exported (+4.9%), the paper segment traded 1.4 million tons (+0.6%), and 840,000 m³of wood panels were sold (+30.4%) between January and August of this year.

Production – Brazilian pulp production reached 12.7 million tons (+3.6%) and paper surpassed the 6.9 million ton mark (+0.4%).

Domestic sales – Between January and August of 2017, domestic sales of paper reached 3.5 million tons (-0.8%), while the wooden panel sector registered internal sales of 4.2 million m³ (+1.0%).

ABOUT IBÁ

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain, from the fields to the factory, with its main stakeholders. Launched in April 2014, it represents 55 companies and nine state entities for products originating from planted trees (wood panels, laminate floors, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass) in addition to independent producers of planted trees and institutional investors. Learn more at www.iba.org

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2017 06 06 090206From January to June of 2017, pulp exports rose 6.8% in comparison with the same period of the previous year, reaching 6.8 million tons; exports of wood panels increased by 34.8%, with 597,000 cubic meters directed to foreign markets, and paper exports grew 1% with almost 1.1 million tons traded. This positive performance propelled export revenues past the US$ 4 billion mark in the first half of this year, a growth of 7.3% compared to the first six months of 2016; it also created a US$ 3.6 billion surplus in the trade balance for the sector, an increase of 9.1%.

Check out the other indicators for the planted tree sector in the 38th edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.

Export revenues – From January to June of 2017, pulp exports reached US$ 3.0 billion (+9.8%), while paper exports were US$ 925 million (-2.0%) and wood panel exports reached US$ 137 million (+25.7%).

Export destinations – More than 42% of the pulp Brazil exported went to China in the first half of 2017, representing revenues of US$ 1.3 billion; this is an increase of 25.5% over the same period in 2016. Latin American countries continued to be the main markets for paper and wood panels during this period, with export revenues of US$ 593 million (+10.0%) and US$ 75 million (+27.1%), respectively.

Production – Brazilian pulp production surpassed 9.5 million tons, growing 5.0% between January and April of 2017 in comparison with 2016, and paper registered 5.1 million tons (-0.7%).

Domestic sales – During the first semester of 2017, paper sales on the domestic market reached 2.6 million tons, a drop of 1.6% compared with the same period last year. At the same time, the wooden panel sector registered sales of 3.1 million m³ in Brazil (-1.6%).

ABOUT IBÁ

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain, from the fields to the factory, with its main stakeholders. Launched in April 2014, it represents 60 companies and nine state entities for products originating from planted trees (wood panels, laminate floors, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass) in addition to independent producers of planted trees and institutional investors. Learn more at www.iba.org

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2017 06 06 090206The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry reached US$2.9 billion from January to May of 2017, growth of 4.9% compared to the same period last year. During the year, the sector accumulated total exports of US$ 3.3 billion, 3.2% higher than the same period in 2016. Pulp sales abroad reached US$ 2.4 billion (+4.1%), while foreign sales of paper were US$ 767 million (-2.0%) and of wood panels were US$ 113 million (+25.6%).

Continue reading below about the performance indicators for the planted tree industry in the 37th edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).

Production – Brazilian pulp production reached 8 million tons (+5.3%) between January and May of 2017, and paper registered 4.3 million tons (-0.6%).

Exports – demand for Brazilian pulp remains high in the international market. During the first five months of the year 5.5 million tons of pulp were exported, an expansion of 4.7% over the same five months of 2016. The paper sector recorded exports of 892,000 tons (+1.8%), and wood panels reached 490,000 cubic meters (+36.5%).

Destination of Exports – China has maintained its position as the main destination for Brazilian pulp, representing more than 43% of the total exported by Brazil and generating income of approximately US$1 billion for the year, an increase of 27.7% compared to the first five months of 2016. Meanwhile, Latin America remains the main market for the paper and wood panel sectors, generating revenues of US$ 492 million (+10.3%) and US$ 62 million (+26.5%), respectively.

Domestic Sales – Sales of paper and wood panels on the domestic market remained stable at 2.1 million tons and 2.6 million cubic meters, respectively.

ABOUT IBÁ

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain, from the fields to the factory, with its main stakeholders. Launched in April 2014, it represents 60 companies and nine state entities for products originating from planted trees (wood panels, laminate floors, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass) in addition to independent producers of planted trees and institutional investors. Learn more at www.iba.org

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