According to information provided by the Association of Exporters (ADEX), Peru’s first nine month 2018 wood product exports were worth US$88.9 million FOB, up by about 0.7% from the same period in 2017.
Although China has been the main destination for Peruvian wood exports to date with a 43% share of the total value, exports to that country were down by 14.9% compared with the same period in 2017. The United States and Mexico both imported 11% of the total value, up by 20% for the United States, year-on-year, and up by 20% for Mexico.
Sawnwood exports were worth US$17.1 million FOB in the period January–September 2018, up by 1.5% compared with the same period in 2017.
Nearly one-third (29.8%) of this value was shipped to the Dominican Republic (down by 3.2%, year-on-year), while China received 23.9% (up by 4.2%) and Mexico 23.3% (down by 18.6%).