The second largest supplier was Chile at US$23m (40.9% market share) followed by Spain US$4.6m (8.2% share) and Portugal US$3m (5.4% share), ITTO reports.

In the first eight months the main importer was Novopan Peru with purchases worth US$22.1m and a share of 39.3 % of all imported particleboard followed by Arauco Peru (21.5%), Masisa Peru (19.4%) and Representative Martin (9.4%).

For MDF, the main supplier was Chile (US$14.7m, 66% share of total imports) followed by Turkey, (US$2.6m, 11.8% share), Uruguay, (US$1.8m, 8.2% share) and Ecuador which supplied US$1.1m for a 4.9% share of total imports of MDF.