Solving the problem of lack of raw material wood

In 2016, exports of wood and wood products of the country reached nearly $ 7.2 billion, the highest ever to open up new prospects for the wood industry. However, in order to achieve export turnover of 10 billion USD by 2020, raw material supply will need about 5 million m3 per year. This is a great challenge, meeting the growth of export turnover and domestic consumption.

Lack of raw material wood

Talking to us, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association Nguyen Ton Quyen said that Vietnam's wood processing industry needs between 22 million and 24 million m3 of logs a year. Meanwhile, the demand for domestic wood consumption alone needs an average of seven million m3 per year. Thus, if enough, the total demand for wood raw materials from now to 2020 need about 31 million m3 per year, to produce wood products for export and domestic consumption.

Currently, domestic timber is supplying about 17 million cubic meters of logs per year, with rubber wood supplying 3.3 million cubic meters per year. 3.3 million m3 / year. However, planted wood is suitable for processing wood products, especially wooden products for export, such as small diameter, wood and many others. On the other hand, there are about 200,000 ha of wood. Forest plantation is FSC certified, accounting for 8% of the production forest area of ​​the country. While requiring the coming years to have 100% FSC certified wood, and especially the issue of legal origin, this will be a major obstacle for wood businesses. Even the fact that Vietnam now buys timber from more than 70 countries and territories around the world, it is difficult to find suppliers of legally sourced timber, especially imported timber from the transmission markets. Theung.

As China has issued a policy prohibiting some state-owned forestry companies from managing commercial logging. Therefore, not only Vietnam can not import wood from China but also can "occupy" Vietnam's wood supply. In the Lao market, after the government issued a decision banning the exploitation and export of timber, some types of timber and timber products were banned from export, including logs; Cabinets, tables and chairs made of natural solid wood with a large size (more than 5 cm thick, more than 30 cm wide, longer than 50 cm); Planted wood of thickness over 12 cm; Timber flooring, sawn timber, sawn timber, pillars, ... These are all the timber businesses in the country to use. Myanmar has also issued a ban on the export of logs (effective April-2014).


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