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In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to May 2019, from US$ 273.3 million to US$ 236.3 million.

The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9% between May 2019 (US$47.7 million) and May 2020 (US$43.3 million). In terms of volume exports increased almost 7% over the same period, from 235,000 cu.m to 250,700 cu.m signalling falling unit prices.

Tropical sawnwood export values also dropped sharply (- 33% in volume), from 52,200 cu.m in May 2019 to 35,200 cu.m in May 2020. However the value of exports dropped just 31% from US$20.9 million to US$14.5 million, over the same period.

The value of pine plywood exports fell 16% in May 2020 in comparison with May 2019, from US$47.1 million to US$39.6 million and there was a corresponding fall in the volume of exports over the same period, from 181,500 cu.m to 155,800 cu.m.

The bad news continued with tropical plywood exports which declined almost 60% in volume and 54% in value, from 9,100 cu.m (US$3.5 million) in May 2019 to 4,000 cu.m (US$1.6 million) in May 2020.

As could be anticipated the value of exports of wooden furniture fell from US$48.2 million in May 2019 to US$31.8 million in May 2020, a 34% tumble.

Between January and April 2020 Brazil’s furniture exports fell 10% year on year and this was due to the impact of the pandemic on global trade. Analysts are forecasting another weak year for furniture exporters.

In the first four months of this year the four major furniture exporting states (Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Paraná) which account for around 85% of national furniture exports experienced a drop in sales.

The total exported until April reached US$189.2 million compared to US$210.6 million in the same period last year.


Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 01-15 July, 2020.

Brazilian logs, mill yard, domestic US$ per m3
Ipê 157↓
Jatoba 83↓
Massaranduba 76↓
Muiracatiara 80↓
Angelim Vermelho 76↓
Mixed redwood and white wood 65↓
Source: STCP Data Bank

Export Sawnwood Prices

Sawnwood, Belem/Paranagua Ports, FOB US$ per m3
Ipe 1,446
Jatoba 853
Massaranduba 847
Muiracatiara 862
Pine (KD) 168
FOB Belém/PA; Paranaguá/PR; Navegantes/SC and Itajaí/SC Ports. High quality wood (no cracks / without knots) / Measuring 2,50 m in length; 15 cm wide; and 30 mm thick. Source: STCP Data Bank

Domestic Sawnwood Prices

Brazilian sawnwood, domestic (Green ex-mill) US$ per m3
Ipê 668↓
Jatoba 337↓
Massaranduba 327↓
Muiracatiara 301↓
Angelim Vermelho 296↓
Mixed red and white 192↓
Eucalyptus (AD) 148↓
Pine (AD) 99↓
Pine (KD) 121↓
Source: STCP Data Bank

Export Plywood Prices

Pine Plywood EU market, FOB US$ per m3
9mm C/CC (WBP) 248
12mm C/CC (WBP) 241
15mm C/CC (WBP) 230
18mm C/CC (WBP) 228
Source: STCP Data Bank

Domestic Plywood Prices (excl. taxes)

Parica US$ per m3
4mm WBP 388↓
10mm WBP 321↓
15mm WBP 268↓
4mm MR 307↓
10mm MR 229↓
15mm MR 207↓
Prices do not include taxes. Source: STCP Data Bank

Prices For Other Panel Products

Domestic ex-mill Prices US$ per m3
15mm MDParticleboard 151↓
15mm MDF 188↓
Source: STCP Data Bank

Export Prices For Added Value Products

FOB Belem/Paranagua Ports US$ per m3
Decking Boards
Ipê 2,956
Jatoba 1,457

Source: ITTO

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