SAO PAULO , May 9, 2014 (RISI) -
Brazilian market pulp exports are set to grow 10% in 2014 over 2013, according to the president of the newly created Brazilian Tree Industry, (Ibá) the former Bracelpa executive president, Elizabeth de Carvalhaes. The boost in shipments is mainly attributed to the startup of Suzano's 1.5 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill located at the city of Imperatriz, Maranhão state, as well as Eldorado's 1.5 million tonnes/yr BEK pulp plant located in Três Lagoas city, Mato Grosso do Sul state.
"The continuing ramp up of capacity at Eldorado and the new capacity at Maranhão should both play their parts in the Brazilian exports in 2014. The industry operating rate has been high already at other mills, so the extra tonnage should come from them," RISI's VP for Fiber, Kurt Schaefer, commented.
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