Pulp production in Brazil rose 15.7 percent in July compared to the same month last year to 1.862 million tonnes, Brazil’s Industria de Árbores (Ibá) reported Friday.
Exports of raw material increased 5.9 percent on the same basis of comparison, to 1.049 million tons. Apparent consumption rose 30.7 percent to 830,000 tonnes, the industry representative said.
With the result of last month, pulp production reached 12.240 million tons in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to the period from January to July 2017. Cumulative exports totaled 8,749 million tons tons, up 12.3 percent.
Paper production last month jumped 2.9 percent year-over-year, while domestic sales rose 3.9 percent. Exports fell 19.1 percent on the same basis of comparison.
In the year to July, paper production fell 0.2 percent. Domestic sales rose 1.4 percent in the period, while exports fell 8.2 percent.
In the case of wood panels, domestic sales rose 13.2 percent in July from the same month last year. In the first seven months of the year, the increase is 3.5 percent. Exports of wood panels fell 5.1 percent in July, but rose 2.5 percent in the first seven months of the year.