Share in the state’s Industrial Transformation Value*: 4.8% (2013)
Industries: 410 (2014)
Workers: 20.5/thousand inhabitants
Paper and cardboard, especially for packaging (kraft and kraftliner)
State is the biggest exporter of paper/kraftliner card for covering Brazil.
US$ 236 million (2014)
2.6 % of Santa Catarina exports (2014)
100% of production from planted forests (renewable resources)
REFORESTATION PRODUCTIVITY IN BRAZIL IS THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD
In Brazil, thanks to research and genetic modification, forests cultivated by the cellulose and paper industry are the most productive in the world: the production of 1 million tons requires 100,000 hectares in Brazilian territory. By means of comparison, the same volume requires the planting of 720,000 ha in Scandinavia and 300,000 in the Iberian Peninsula.