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Chile increases plywood exports by 24.3% in 2018

04.04.2019 − 

In 2018 Chile exported a total volume of 515,653t radiata pine plywood. The 24.3% increase vis à vis the preceding year was primarily achieved on account of the extremely positive development in the second half of the year. According to the Instituto Forestal (Infor) exports in the first quarter had declined by 5.0%. Following a 9.3% increase in the second quarter, export deliveries accumulated over the first half of the year were 1.9% above the previous year’s figure. In the second half of the year the comparative figures of the preceding year were exceeded in all individual months. The increase rates in the third (+26.3%) and fourth quarters (+73.9%) thus improved significantly.

This positive development is also attributed to the opposing trend recorded in 2017. Chilean exports had only increased by 3% in the first quarter of 2017, in the subsequent quarters decreases were recorded (Q2: -16.8%, Q2: -9.8%, Q3: -29.4%). Accumulated over the entire year, export deliveries thus decreased by 13.9%.

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