Indonesia’s “light wood” market develops

China has become the main market for Indonesia’s “light wood” products which include plywood, solid cores and blockboard, buying about 3,500 containers per month.

Vice Chairman of the Indonesia Light Wood Association (ILWA) Sumardji Sarsono, said the Chinese market is currently absorbing about 95 per cent of Indonesian exports of these products with the balance going to mainly Japan and South Korea.

Exports of “light wood” products to the European and US markets are small but could be increased if manufacturers were more innovative in their production of light wood products such as doors and furniture.

Source: ITTO