Peruvian manufacturing industry is characterised by the use of high-quality materials, innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology that comply with international standards.
Metallurgy and metalworking
The primary metallurgy products are marketed as inputs for industries and goods of mining, cement factories, agriculture, fishing, hydro electrical stations, and sugar industry.
Peru’s most in-demand product is copper wire due to its frequent usage in the manufacturing of conductivity systems. Other important products include copper rods, laminated bars, as well as thin zinc plates.
Peru has been encouraging the supply and export of high value-added metalworking products. Mining, construction, and fishing are considered as target sectors for the manufacturing of machinery and components, as well as engineering equipment for large infrastructure and construction projects. Peruvian metalworking also produces auto parts and original equipment manufacturing for the glass industry, gasket and brake system production, and machinery for the food industry, among others.
Peru has emerged as a key supplier of construction materials due to its technical quality and capacity to produce great variety of designs. Some of the most representative are marble and floor tiles, ceramic revetments, toilets and sinks, iron and steel construction bars, and Portland cement, among others.
Peru has large reserves of nonmetallic minerals, which are being transformed into final goods with the use of state-of-the-art technology. The main export products are baryte, used in the manufacturing of paints, x-rays, and oil-drilling mud; kaolinite, used in the manufacturing of paints and rubber; cement, which usage is both structural and ornamental; and talc, used in the manufacturing of paints.
It features the manufacturing of fundamental components for the mining, agricultural industry, and fishing sectors, among other appliances. This industry has reached a highly diversified degree, having over one hundred plants and offering more than two hundred different products. Its main products are zinc oxide, essential oils, colour lakes and natural dyers, boric acid, dicalcium phosphate, lead oxide, and acrylic fibres, as well as pharmaceutical and cleaning products.
The Peruvian Amazon region is a strategic reserve to the sustainable world production of lumber. Many tropical species like mahogany, cedar, cumala, congona, and capirona are successfully entering the international market. These woods are used in construction or in the manufacturing of furniture, doors, and moulds. They can also be transformed into products like saw milled wood, boards, and plywood.
The sector is adapting to its new legal framework and to the sustainability of forest resources through the granting of concessions, requiring the implementation of responsible management practices and environmental protection. These concessions are now mandatory for the access to custodian chains and/or forest certification. The main export companies have started the modernisation of their plants in all their production chain: sawmilling, drying kilns, moulds, and machinery, having the purpose to add more value to their products. This sector also consists of paper industry plants that offer products such as diapers and several types of paper that supply the graphic and editorial industry.