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Brazilian May paper production falls 11% y-o-y; 13% over April. The latest data released by the Brazilian Tree Industry Assn (Ibá) show that the country produced 763,000 tonnes of paper in May 2018, 11% lower than May 2017 and 13.1% down compared to April. The 116,000 tonnes month-to-month decline is explained by a truckers’ strike that affected road transportation all over the country during 11 days at the end of May. Of the total paper produced in Brazil in May 2018, 380,000 tonnes were packaging paper, 194,000 tonnes printing/writing, 97,000 tissue, 46,000 tonnes boxboard and 7,000 tonnes were newsprint.