????? The Lima chamber of Commerce (CCL) recently released a report saying that there are many kinds of timber that can be exploited by the company, which has great potential. Among the 2500 species of trees owned by the company, only 600 have been properly classified, and only 195 have been developed and utilized.
?? According to the report, forestry generated 1.7 billion US dollars of economic income for Peru in 2010, accounting for only 1.1% of GDP. According to the FAO data, Chile's forestry output value accounts for 2.6% of its GDP, Bolivia's 2.7% and Ecuador's 2.3%. However, the forest area and forest resources of these countries are far less than those of Peru.
????? According to the statistics of Peru's Ministry of agriculture, in 2010, nearly 8 million cubic meters of timber were produced, 90% of which were used as firewood by rural families. According to CCl's survey, only 800000 cubic meters of wood are processed into industrial products, including wood flooring, sawn timber, plywood and veneer. These products are mainly exported to China, the United States and other international markets.
????? Peru's natural forest area is second only to Brazil in Latin America and ninth in the world. According to the investigation, Peru's natural forest area is about 68 million hectares, of which 38 million hectares can be used for timber production, but at present only 9.7 million hectares of forest have been developed and utilized. This part of forest is managed by the private sector for product processing, conservation and afforestation, ecological tourism and forest protection.
????? The main timber producing areas in Peru are Ucayali, Loreto, Madre de Dios and Huning, which account for two-thirds of the national timber production.