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The Export Association of Peru (ADEX) reported that exports of wood products in March 2010 were US$13.3 million, up 9% compared to March 2009. Three main buyers were China, the USA and Mexico accounting for 82% of the total volume of exports.
Exports of parquet to Canada continued upward in March. Sweden also increased its imports of parquet. However, wood product exports to New Zealand and Hong Kong tumbled by 87% and 56% respectively.

First quarter exports in categories<
The main exported products were semi-manufactured products and sawnwood representing 47% and 32% of the total volume of exports. In the first quarter of 2010, exports reached US$16.8 million for semi-manufactured products, an 18% increase over the same period in 2009. Semi-manufactured products were exported mainly to China which accounted for 80% of the total exports.


The sawnwood exports totalled US$11.2 million, up 6.4% over the first quarter period in 2009. Veneer and plywood were exported mainly to Mexico which accounted for over 98% of total exports.


In the first quarter of 2010, exports of furniture and parts reached US$1.4 million, a 19.5% decline compared to the same period last year. These products were exported mainly to the US which accounted for 57% of the total exports. Italy reduced its imports by 37% in this category compared to the first quarter period in 2009.