Arapongas, which is located in the north of Paraná, has 124.810 inhabitants , and a perfect motorway integration. It is close to the best regional centers and was born with a talent for the furniture industry. There are about 270 furniture companies in the city which creates 10 thousand direct and indirect jobs and generates R$ 500 million a year. Concerning the fees collected in the city, 64% comes from the furniture industry and represents the most important economical support of Arapongas.
Out of all the furniture produced, 95% are sold in Brasil, due to their low price, accordingly to the Brazilian market. Only 14% is exported: 3% - Mercosul and 2% - Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. Nowadays, the Furniture Industry of Parané represents 7,4% of the total national income in the sector.
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