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Furniture sales boost Guatemala lumber industry

Friday, August 3, 2012

The opening of the Expomueble furniture exhibition in Guatemala shines a spotlight on the growing numbers of exports of furniture and wood products.

In the first half of 2012 exports from the sector totaled $43 million, confirming the trend that started 25 years ago in 1986 with overseas sales of just $3 million.

Carlos Porras, president of the organizing committee said that Expomueble aims to increase exports from the sector in the next quarter by at least 6 per cent, on top of the sales and local businesses that will be generated by the event.

Source: Costa Rica Star