The forest products sector handled US $ 5.75 billion in exports from January to May 2018, which corresponds to an increase of 30.5% over the same period last year. The segment is in second place in the agribusiness trade balance, being surpassed only by the sale of soybeans.
Exports of timber and its works continue to grow, having increased 16.3% in the last five months, reaching US $ 1.44 billion. However, cellulose remains the main forest product, having grown 14% with sales totaling US $ 3.51 billion.
“The climate, soil and technology we have in the country have allowed us to reach the highest average annual productivity in the world,” said João Salomão, general coordinator of Forestry and Livestock Affairs at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.
Products of forest origin come from planted forests, currently occupying 10 million hectares in Brazil, corresponding to 1% of the arable area.
The National Plan for the Development of Planted Forests provides for an increase of 2 million hectares by 2030, in view of the average speed of growth of the planting area, which varies from 100 to 200 thousand hectares per year, depending on the demand of international consumers and conditions.
TRC is proud to be a part of this growth!