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Positive balance trade balance for the Brazilian forest sector grew 9.5%

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From January to July 2017, the trade surplus for the Brazilian planted tree sector reached US$ 4.2 billion, a 9.5% increase over the US$ 3.8 billion attained during same period last year. This is mainly the result of ongoing investments in the sector. Export revenues grew 7.7% to reach US$ 4.8 billion during the first seven months of 2017, compared with the US$ 4.4 billion recorded for the same period in 2016.

Check out the other indicators for the planted tree sector in the 39th edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry.

Export revenues – From January to July of 2017, pulp exports reached US$ 3.5 billion (+9.8%), while paper exports were US$ 1.1 million (-0.6%) and wood panels exports reached US$ 163 million (+25.4%).

Export destination - China continues to be the main destination for pulp produced in Brazil, accounting for 41.5% of these exports and revenues of US$ 1.5 billion between January and July of 2017 (+22.7%). The second largest destination for pulp is Europe, which during this period was responsible for 30.9% of exports, corresponding to US$ 1.1 billion (-2.7%). Latin American countries continued to be the main markets for paper and wood panels during the first seven months of the year, with export revenues of US$ 697 million (+10.8%) and US$ 86 million (+22.9%), respectively.

Export volume – During the first seven months of this year, 7.8 million tons of pulp were exported (+4.3%), the paper segment traded 1.2 million tons (+1.1%), and 715,000 cubic meters of wood panels were sold (+61.4%).

Production - Brazilian pulp production reached 11.2 million tons (+4.7%) between January and July of 2017, and paper surpassed the 6.0 million ton mark (-0.1%).

Domestic sales - In the first seven months of 2017, paper sales on the domestic market reached 3.1 million tons (-1.0%), while the wood panels sector registered domestic sales of 3.7 million m³ (+0.1%).

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