The German Development Bank (KFW) is going financially to contribute in the implementation of a sustainable forest management programme to improve competitiveness of the Peruvian forestry sector...
Exports of veneer and plywood up to April 2013 were US$5.6 million FOB compared to the US$7.2 million in the same period in 2012 representing a 23% drop. The US is the main market for veneer and plywood exports and this market accounted for 62 % of all exports of these products.
The much awaited forest concession Atlas which identifies forest cover loss due to various practices has been launched by the National Forest Supervisory and Wildlife Resources Service (OSINFOR). This Atlas provides a tool to assess and therefore plan prevention of misuse of the natural forest.
Expo Amazonica 2013 will be held from 10th to 31st August this year in the city of Iquitos and is expected to generate business worth around US$15 million for businesses in the Amazon region of the country. The purpose of the event is to promote private investment and business development in the Amazon region and wood products feature prominently in the expo.
In the first week of June a wide range of stakeholders met to discuss the future of Loreto after reviewing the findings of a study "Sustainable Loreto to 2021" prepared by researcher Marc Dourojeanni.
Jose Dance, general coordinator of the National Forest Inventory Project and Sustainable Forest Management of Peru to the FAO Climate Change office has estimated that annually about 150,000 hectares of forest are destroyed in Peru and that since 1990 a total of 12 million hectares has been deforested...
The Disney Company has reportedly purchased US$3.5 billion in carbon credits generated by the Alto Mayo Protected Forest (San Martin), home to 23 species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction...
Erik Fischer, chairman of the Wood and Wood Industry Committee of the exporters association, Adex, has reported that timber exports in 2012 reached US$ 164 million and that this represented a 3% decline on levels one year earlier...
A group of civil society organizations has petitioned the head of the Ministry of Agriculture (Minag), Milton Von Hesse, for a more dynamic reform of the forest and wildlife sectors to, as they say, "give it competitiveness and inclusion "...
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade, Carlos Posada, recently met with business representatives to discuss the implications for the forestry sector arising from the Forest Trade Promotion Agreement (CPA) concluded with the United States...
The first timber production cluster in the country will be
located in the Ucayali region as there is a wide variety of
woods available and because technological developments
in the public and private timber sectors are well
Official data from the national authority, SUNAT, reveals
that the value of Peru’s exports in the first 10 months of
the year rose by more than a third compared to levels in
the same period in 2010...
According to data from the Export Association of Peru
(ADEX), wood product exports between January and
August this year totalled US$108 million FOB compared
to the US$114 million in the same period last year, a
decline of around 5%...
A representative of the Environment, Public Services and
Indigenous Peoples Ombudsman office has urged the State
to invest more to strengthen the management of the natural
forests to ensure the sustainable use of resources, to
combat illegal logging and prevent the loss of the
country’s natural heritage...
During the first five months of 2011 imports of wooden
furniture into Peru rose 55% to US$ 23 million thanks to
the rapid expansion of the real estate sector and the greater
willingness of households to purchase household furniture...