The total value of China’s forest product exports in 2015 rose 4% to US$75.3 billion. Of the total, the value of wood products rose 3% to USD6.14 billion. Nearly 90% of wood products comprised furniture, paper, paperboard and paper products, builders’ woodwork, plywood and fiberboard.
USA the main market for furniture
The total value of China’s furniture exports in 2015 rose 4% to US$2.29 bil. Just over 65% of all China’s furniture exports went to 10 countries as shown below. The main market, at almost 35% of exports, was the US. A string of second tier countries and territories ech accounting for around 5% of exports included the UK, Hong Kong and Japan.
The main departure ports for China’s furniture exports in 2015 were Shenzhen and Shanghai which accounted for 25% and 19% respectively of all furniture exports.
US and Japan main markets for China’s builders’ woodwork
The total value of China’s builders’ woodwork exports in 2015 was almost US$6 billion, a year on year increase of 9%. The main markets were the US and Japan which accounted for 30% and 13% respectively of the national total.
The main exit ports for China’s builders’ woodwork was Shenzhen, Ningbo, Dalian and Fuzhou ports which accounted for 17%, 16%, 11.2% and 11.1% respectively of the national total.