Ecuador and Chile were the two most important suppliers of particleboard to Peru in 2016 with shipments of $32.8 million and $25.9 million, respectively, ITTO reported.
While shipments from Ecuador fell slightly in 2016 (-0.8%), Chilean exports grew over 12%. Spain remained the third ranked supplier despite a slight drop in shipments in 2016 (-9%). Brazil, with exports to Peru worth $8.1 million, was the fourth ranked supplier.
Among the main importing companies, Novopan and Arauco returned to be the top importers with imports of $31.3 and $15.1 million respectively. Novopan's imports grew 1.4% and Arauco's increased 7.3% compared to 2015. Masisa and Grupo Martín followed with imports worth $9.7 and $8.9 million.