This value amounts to a 13% growth compared to the values recorded in the same period of 2018 (US$38.5m).

Madecentro, with more than 50% of the imported value, was the main importer, with purchases abroad of MDP of US$24.3m in the January-May 2019 period and over US$1m more than what it imported in same period of the previous year (2018: US$23.4m) for a year-on-year growth of 4.2%.

Second in the list of importing companies is Duratex Colombia, with imports of MDP in the first five months of 2019 for US$6.05m and a 51% growth in the period.

As a supplier company, Novopan del Ecuador continues to be the absolute leader of MDP shipments to Colombia, with more than US$28m in the first five months of 2019. This performance also places Ecuador as the main supplier country, followed by Brazil through Duratex and Berneck; by Chile with Arauco and Masisa and by Spain with Tableros Hispanos.