Shipments of semi-manufactured wood products in the first 4 months of the year contracted by -41.3%, totaling US$ 16 million 697 thousand, compared to US$ 28 million 450 thousand in the same period of 2022, reported the Management of Services and Extractive Industries of the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

The decline can be explained by reduced demand from its main buyers, France (US$ 8 million 118 thousand), Belgium (US$ 2 million 240 thousand), and China (US$ 2 million 096 thousand), with negative variations of -6.1%, -39.2%, and -74.9%, respectively. These three countries represented 74.6% of the total.

Completing the top ten were Mexico (US$ 1 million 087 thousand), Denmark (US$ 939 thousand 291), the USA (US$ 599 thousand 903), New Zealand (376 thousand 249), Germany (US$ 195 thousand 931), Mauritius (US$ 192 thousand 851), and Australia (US$ 141 thousand 621).

In the last 10 years (January-April period), shipments of these goods remained relatively stable. In 2014, the amount was nearly US$ 22 million 220 thousand, in 2015 US$ 22 million 137 thousand, in 2016 around US$ 22 million 319 thousand, in 2017 US$ 23 million 378 thousand, and in 2018 US$ 22 million 942 thousand. In 2019, the amount increased to US$ 28 million 410 thousand, decreasing to US$ 15 million 602 thousand in 2020. In 2021, it recovered and reached US$ 23 million 933 thousand, closing at US$ 28 million 450 thousand in 2022

Shipments of semi-manufactured products amounted to US$ 55 million 728 thousand in 2022, experiencing a setback of -23% compared to 2021.

According to figures from the ADEX Data Trade Intelligence System, the most important item between January and April 2023 was profiled wood except for ipé, totaling US$ 6 million 769 thousand. These goods experienced significant growth of 228% and accounted for 40.5% of the total exported.

Other items included profiled tropical wood (US$ 3 million 851 thousand), other longitudinally profiled woods (US$ 2 million 141 thousand), strips and friezes for parquet (US$ 1 million 386 thousand), other profiled woods on one or more faces (US$ 1 million 218 thousand), among others.

Lima, with US$ 10 million 019 thousand, was the region that exported the most semi-manufactured wood products, followed by Ucayali (US$ 5 million 495 thousand) and Madre de Dios (US$ 1 million 183 thousand). The cargo was dispatched via maritime transport from the port of Callao.

This offer (semi-manufactured products) took the lead among shipments in this sector, surpassing sawn wood (US$ 14 million 502 thousand), construction products (US$ 1 million 646 thousand), firewood and charcoal (US$ 1 million 371 thousand), furniture and its parts (US$ 1 million 136 thousand), among others. (Jaime Flores).

The main exporting companies between January and April were IMK Maderas, Maderera Bozovich, E & J Matthei Maderas del Perú, Consorcio Maderero, and Industria Forestal Huayruro.