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Brazil’s Pulp, Paper Exports Rise
Brazil’s Pulp, Paper Exports Rise

Brazil’s Pulp, Paper Exports Rise

Brazil’s Pulp, Paper Exports Rise

The Brazilian Tree Industry reported that in the first half of 2017 (January - June) 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, paperage reported. This positive performance propelled export revenues past the $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 $3.6 billion surplus in the trade balance for the sector, an increase of 9.1%. From January to June of 2017, pulp exports reached $3 billion (+9.8%), while paper exports were $925 million (-2.0%) and wood panel exports reached $137 million (+25.7%). More than 42% of the pulp Brazil exported went to China in the first half of 2017, representing revenues of $1.3 billion; this is an increase of 25.5% over the same period in 2016.

 

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