The USA remains the main destination for China’s plywood exports growing 28% to one million m3 or 13% of the national total up to August. China’s plywood exports to Japan rose 2% to 563,200m3, exports to the UK rose 0.7% to 446,300m3 and exports to UAE 465,200m3.

In addition, China’s plywood exports to Hong Kong amounted to 132,600m3, to Thailand 211,300m3, Vietnam 161,800m3, to Saudi Arabia 365,400m3, to Canada 125,600m3, to Russia 113,300m3 and to Chile 49,700m3.

Manufacturers in Shandong and Jiangsu provinces produce around 75% of the national plywood output for export. Plywood exports of Shandong Province rose 18% to 3.76 million m3 between January to August (48% of the national total) while plywood exports from Jiangsu Province rose 16% to 2.20 million m3 (28% of the national total).