Thursday, August 21, 2014
In a recent report by ITTO, it is published that according to Brazilian Industry of Trees (IBÁ), the volume of woodbased panel exports in the first half of this year totalled 251,000 cu.m, a 22% increase compared to the same period of 2013.
Year-to-date, woodbased panel imports totalled 453,000 cu.m, a 40% decline compared with the same period in 2013.
According to the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), exports of tropical sawnwood dropped from 174,700 cu.m between January and June 2013 to 160,200 cu.m in the first half of this year, a 9% decline.
Tropical sawnwood imports fell 45% in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, (14,000 cu.m in 2013 to 9,700 cu.m in 2014)