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Why Brazil?

Brazilian Forestry Industry;

 

     The area of planted trees for industrial purposes in Brazil totaled 7.83 million hectares in 2018. The total planted area corresponds to only 0.9% of the Brazilian territory. Out of the 851 million hectares of land in Brazil, 66.1% were covered with native areas, 23.3% were used as pasture, 6.2% were planted with crops and 3.5% accounted for infrastructure networks and urban areas. 

 

     Eucalyptus plantations covered 5.7 million hectares of the total area of planted trees in the country, representing 71.9% of the total, and are located mainly in the states of Minas Gerais (24%), São Paulo (17%) and Mato Grosso do Sul (16%). Pine plantations occupy 1.6 million hectares and are concentrated in Paraná (42%), Santa Catarina (34%), Rio Grande do Sul (12%) and São Paulo (8%). Acacia, Teak, Rubber and Paricá are among the other species planted in the country.

Source: Pöyry/Ibá 2019

Source: Pöyry/Ibá 2019

     The global success of the Brazilian planted tree industry is the result of the high productivity of the plantations in the country. For example, in Brazil, 140 thousand hectares of land are demanded to produce 1.5 million tons of pulp per year, a fifth of the area needed in Scandinavia. In 2015, Brazil again retained its leading position in the global rankings of forest productivity. The mean productivity of Brazilian eucalyptus plantations reached 36 m³/ha/year, while the productivity of pine plantations was 31 m³/ha/year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Historically, Brazilian forestry-based companies have prioritized maintaining significant investments in research and development, primarily seeking to improve the genetics of the plantations and forest management techniques. The best example of the success yielded by this initiative was the marked increase in productivity of eucalyptus in Brazil (5.7% per year from 1970 to 2008) compared to 2.6% for Latin America, 0.9% in developed countries and 1.9% for developing countries overall As a result of the natural reduction in incremental gains from classic improvement programs over time, between 2008 and 2018 eucalyptus productivity in Brazil grew around 0.3% per year.

Source: Pöyry/Ibá 2014

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Source: Pöyry/Ibá 2019

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Source: Pöyry/Ibá 2019