Value Chain for Wood in Nicaragua

A Furniture Technology Center funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands will support the timber and furniture industry.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Mesoamerican network along with the Caribbean forestry trade network (Jagwood) are part of the project, acting as a promoter of responsible wood purchasing that is controlled and / or certified.

An article in by Hans Wessels, quotes the Head of Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who said that "the center which will be built together with Mesoamerican network and the Caribbean forestry trade network, Jagwood will be 'a permanent Nicaraguan furniture fair' ".

The project by the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands started in 2009 with an investment of three million dollars, and its extension has an investment of $700.000.

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Statistics on Timber Sector in Costa Rica

September 2017

In 2016, 965 thousand cubic meters of roundwood were processed, 77% of which came from forest plantations, 17% from land and agriculture use, and 5% from forests.

From the summary of the National Forest Office (ONF) report :

As part of the results of this report, the primary wood processing industry, including stationary and portable units, is estimated to have processed 965,602 cubic meters of roundwood (m3-r). Of this volume, 745,267 m3-r (77.2%) came from forest plantations, 171,017 m3-r from land for agricultural use (17.7%) and 49,318 m3-r from forests (5.1%). Based on the above information, an increase of 0.9% is confirmed compared to the volume of logs reported in 2015.  

Market for Timber and its Derivatives in Costa Rica

November 2016

Production and sales figures and an analysis of the barriers to the use and economic activity of timber in Costa Rica and how to overcome them.

From a report entitled "Market for timber and timber derivatives in Costa Rica by the Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO):

Costa Rica: Imports and Exports of Wood and Furniture in 2013

March 2014

A drop in exports of teak was the main reason for the increase in the trade deficit in the sector, which went from $3.5 million in 2011 to $26 million in 2013.

From the concluding chapter of a report by the National Forestry Office entitled "Trade balance and main trends in exports and imports of wood and wood furniture in Costa Rica"

Nicaragua: Exports of Wood and Furniture Up 40%

August 2012

At the end of 2011 the country exported a total of $17.5 million, 40% higher than the $12.5 million in 2010.

The main export destinations were the United States and China, according to official reports.

"The Central American country saw improved trade in these products between 2006 and 2011 with a 49.4% increase in export volumes and prices increasing by 13.5%, according to official information.