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Brazilian BEK pulp exports hit 945,000 tonnes in July, totaling 9.2 million tonnes so far in 2014



SAO PAULO , Aug. 27, 2014 (RISI) - 

Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp exports in July soared by 19.5% to 945,000 tonnes over the same month of last year, according to the latest information released by the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).

Pulp production increased by 7.5% to 1.37 million tonnes, while domestic sales grew by 13.4% to 161,000 tonnes and imports advanced by 13.5% to 42,000 tonnes. Due to the rise in exports, however, apparent consumption decreased by 10.1% to 474,000 tonnes from the 527,000 tonnes posted in July, 2013.

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