Peru’s composite panel imports reach $84 Mn, up 11% YoY

Peruvian imports of particleboard (PB) and MDF in 2017 were worth almost US$84 million, an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2016.

Ecuador was the main supplier, accounting for about 40 per cent of total imports, equivalent to US$33 million followed by Chile with a 33 per cent share (US$28 million), Spain (14%) and Brazil (13%).

The main importer in 2017 was once again Novopan Peru, buying up to US$31 million of PB and MDF. Arauco Peru bought about US$16 million worth of boards while Grupo Martin imported about 14 per cent of total imports.

Source: ITTO