Forest products from Colombia
Wood is a natural resource of high importance to the world’s economy. As a material, wood has been used by humans since the beginning of time. It is available in various colors and grain patterns, and it has multiple uses and transformations in which we use it in our daily living.
Although there has been technological advancement and competition from materials such as metals, plastics, cement, and others, wood maintains a place in most of its traditional roles and its serviceability is expanding through new uses. In addition to well-known products such as lumber, furniture, and plywood, wood is the raw material for wood-based panels, pulp and paper, and many chemical products. Also, wood is still a principal fuel in much of the world.
Wood is a material of great economic importance. It is found throughout the world and can be sustainably managed as a renewable resource, in contrast to coal, ores, and petroleum which are gradually exhausted. Colombia is a nation with substantial agricultural potential, including the case of wood. Its forests are producers of many types of wood. Timber is used as a building material, laminate flooring, and furniture, and the pulp is used to make paper and paper products.
Teak wood has become one of the most exported types of wood in Colombia. It is usually first quality, and it is known for its incredible durability and water resistance.
Logs, pallets, and furniture are ways in which wood is exported.
Colombian wood forestry has a rising potential for the nation’s development and economic growth. The efficiency of Colombian companies, competitive prices, and the ability to market abroad are important qualities of national companies when facing international competition.