Production and processing
According to ITTO (2017) the industry of Peru produced in 2015 about 1.3 million m3 of logs, almost all is consumed by the domestic market for further processing.
There are about 250 sawmills in Peru, most of which have a small installed capacity (averaging 2900 m3 per year). According to local sources (Customs Peru, SUNAT), there are many more sawmills. Only about 25% of sawmills have band-saws and a capacity of 10.000 m3 per year or more (ITTO, 2011). According to local sources (Customs Peru, SUNAT), there are many more sawmills. By far most sawn timber is produced in the Peruvian Amazon regions Loreto, Madres de Dios, Ucayali and Junin (MINAGRI - SERFOR 2016).
The largest areas under concession are located in the administrative regions of Madre de Dios, Loreto and Ucayali, which are located in the north-eastern Amazonian region of the country. The Madre de Dios region has most FSC certified concessions.