Analysis of the Factors that Intervene in the Exports of Wooden Furniture and Its Impact on the Commercial Balance of Ecuador in the Period 2012-2016
Throughout history, Ecuador has been characterized as a traditional exporter of raw materials; however, the beginning of production and export of wooden furniture, a product with added value, undoubtedly contributes with the change of the productive matrix. Otherwise, regional, national and private policies have been occurring in the last five years that are related to exports from Ecuador. This project focuses on analyzing all the economic, social, technological and environmental factors that were related to exports of Ecuadorian wooden furniture during the period 2012-2016. The project is framed by the new concepts of international cooperation, production and responsible consumption, development of cities and sustainable communities, promulgated by international organizations that contribute to the Theory of the Three Dimensions of Sustainability. The proposal started with the study of four tariff items that cover the export subsector, and we conducted research on both secondary data and direct primary sources, which are the exporting companies registered during the study period. The intention was to understand the perspectives and expectations of the businessmen involved. At the end, the analysis of the current state of this branch of production is presented and recommendations are given to both the direct and indirect actors of the subsector.