Peruvian Wood Sector Posts 117 Pct Y/Y Surge in Exports Jan-July 2007

The Peruvian wood sector posted a 117 pct year-on-year surge in exports in the period January to July 2007 to $98.06 mln (71.7 mln euro), Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) said on September 4, 2007.

The principal foreign market of Peruvian wood sector was the USA, with $37.34 mln (27 mln euro), up 84 pct. Mexico ranked second major destination of Peruvian wood exports with $29.86 mln (21.8 mln euro), surging 127 pct from the first seven months of 2006.

Sawn or chipped wood was the best-exported product with a 59.3 pct share in the total exports of the wood sector in the first seven months of 2007. Sawn or chipped wood exports jumped 92.56 pct to $58.14 mln (42.5 mln euro).

Other furniture and parts concentrated an 8.82 pct share in exports. Peruvian wood sector saw a 14 pct rise in the exports of other furniture and parts to $8.65 mln (6.3 mln euro).

(Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures/comparisons are for Jan-July 2007/Jan-July 2006.)

Publication: Business Digest
Provider: AII Data Processing Ltd.
Date: September 6, 2007

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