Ambila wood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) has a demand of between 8-9,000 containers per month in China. But existing container arrivals total to only 4,100 with around 2,000 in Guangdong, 500 via Dongyang in Zhejiang province, 500 through Shanghai and Zhangjiagang, and a further 300 containers landing in both Zhejiang and Hebei Provinces.
Ambila also goes by the names bani, tolo and ban.
Sales of ambila furniture in the top tier cities account for 5% of total sales. This jumps to 15% in second tier cities, 50% in third tier cities and 10% in rural areas. Ambila furniture products comprise around 50% of the redwood furniture market.
Source: Global Wood