Costa Rica: Figures for the Wood and Furniture Sector - 2016

Last year imports of sawn timber grew by 34% compared to 2015, while wood furniture exports and imports increased by only 3.4% and 2.6%, respectively.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

From the report "Trade balance and main trends in exports and imports of wood and furniture 2016", from the National Forestry Office: 

Exports of raw timber were similar to those of the previous year, as 52% ($21.6 million) of the amount exported in 2016 corresponded to log pieces, the rest was reported as sawn lumber, ie $19, 9 million.

See also: "Furniture market in Central America"

If you add both items (4403 and 4407) together, we see a decrease, going from $47.6 million in 2015 to $41.4 million in 2016. Of the total exports of wood, charcoal and manufactured goods, 29.4% corresponds to lumber, 31.9% to raw wood, 33.1% to pallets, crates, boxes and the like and 1.9% to tools, brooms and other products.  

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