Imports of softwood lumber in Saudi Arabia recorded 24% increase during January-July 2015, compared to the similar period of 2014, according to Trade Arabia.
The results will be introduced during the 11th edition of the Dubai WoodShow 2016, which will take place from April 4 to 6 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The largest trade fair for wood products in the Middle East is organized by Strategic Marketing and Exhibitions.
As Trade Arabia reports, Saudi Arabia imports around 1.07 million cubic meters from main European and North American exporters. Until 2018, there is expected wood production growth of about 64%, together with rising demand from construction industry and households in the Kingdom.
Dawood Al Shezawi, the chief executive of Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, stated that “this increase indicates a strong demand in the Saudi construction sector as well as the household and offices furniture. The domestic demand for wood and wood products registered strong growth to cross SR11 billion ($2.9 billion). We are gearing up to see major deals at the next edition of Dubai WoodShow from the Saudi exhibitors and we also anticipate a huge turnout of trade visitors from the kingdom.”
The three-day specialized show will also feature key innovations in the timber industry including modern technologies and products related to wood processing, such as mortising, tenoning, treenailing, beveling, gluing and inlaying.
The 11th edition of the Dubai WoodShow is set to put on display all kinds of softwood products that are made of Cedar, Fir, Pine, Redwood; and hardwood products that are made of Ash, Birch, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Poplar, Teak, and Walnut.
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