Annual wood exports are estimated at $ 7.6 billion


Accordingly, in November of 1977, wood export turnover increased by 3% compared to October, reaching 695.3 million USD - this is the second consecutive month increase - increase the wood and products turnover 11 months 2017 to 6 , $ 9 billion, up 11% over the same period in 2016.

The United States is the No. 1 market with export turnover of US $ 2.957 billion in the first 11 months, up 17.6% over the same period of 2016. Secondly, the Chinese market reached US $ 964.4 million, up 6.76%. %.

Third place in 11 months was the Japanese market, with 5.14% increase and 929.367 million USD.

In the first ten months of 2017, the country imported 600,000 tonnes of wooden furniture worth nearly 200 billion yen ($ 1.77 billion), up 2.3 percent from a year earlier, according to customs statistics. in volume and up 3.4% in value over the same period last year.

In particular, the share of wooden furniture in Vietnam in terms of value accounted for 22.3% of total Japanese imports, and improved at 0.9 percentage points over the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, this item also the market share of China, Malaysia, EU ... reduced.

In addition, exports to markets such as South Korea, Britain, Australia, Canada reached a turnover of more than $ 100 million. It is noteworthy that the Korean market, though ranked fifth, but 11 months, this market has a good growth rate of 15.3% over the same period of 2016, with turnover of $ 596.368 million.

In general, this time Vietnam's wood export turnover to the market has a growth rate, accounting for 69.2%, of which, exports to the Danish market increased the strongest, up 47.47% reached USD 20.1 million; In contrast, markets had a decline in value, accounting for 30.7%, of which, Hong Kong's exports dropped the most, falling 47.41% to $ 16.6 million.

However, in order for the timber industry to grow sustainably and maintain its growth rate against market challenges, there are two issues that need to be addressed: the legal status of timber and the technical standards of the market. export.

According to the roadmap of the South Korean government, by the end of 2017, Korean importers must begin to account for the origin of the wood.

The same process will take place in Japan but may be later, by March 2018. The implementation of these regulations will directly affect Vietnam's export of timber to markets. South Korea and Japan are among the top five markets for wood products in Vietnam.

Or after May 6, 1974, after six years of negotiations, Vietnam officially signed the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade between Vietnam and the European Union (VPA / FLEGT).

In implementing this agreement, Vietnam will ensure that all timber products in the list are agreed between the Government of Vietnam and the EU, including products sold in the domestic market and products. Exports are legal products.

The signing of the VPA / FLEGT is a particularly important event that can make fundamental changes to Vietnam's wood processing industry, both for the domestic and export markets, including the supplying countries. supplying wood material to Vietnam and other countries consuming wood and wood products from Vietnam.

According to Mr. To Xuan Phuc, policy analyst at Forest Trends, the elimination of high-risk imported wood material sources, replaced by "clean" raw material sources is the need to supply the.

This is not only to meet the current requirements of Vietnam's important export markets but also to prepare the Vietnamese timber industry to meet the new requirements in Vietnam. Japan, South Korea and China in the future. To do this requires a strong commitment of the business community and a strict control mechanism by the central and local authorities.

According to Mr. Huynh Van Hanh, Vice President of Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), General Director of Lien Minh Wood Handicraft Joint Stock Company, these two issues are technical standards. It is normal for any company to export wood and furniture from these markets.

This is not a technical barrier, but a general technical requirement for all wood exporters and furniture manufacturers to comply with.

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