Chilean pulp exports rise 1.6% in the first quarter

SAO PAULO, June 11, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -Chilean pulp exports increased 1.6% to 1.18 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2019 over the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Chile's Forest Institute (Infor).

Of this total, bleached eucalyptus pulp (BEK) exports accounted for 595,000 tonnes, or 10.2% higher than a year ago. Bleached radiata pine pulp shipments totaled 467,000 tonnes, a 7.7% decrease year-over-year. Meanwhile, unbleached radiata pine pulp exports hit 119,000 tonnes in the period, or 2.4% higher year-over-year.

China is the main destination for Chilean pulp, followed by the Netherlands and South Korea. ...

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