China: Rise in wood furniture exports from Huizhou City

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According to Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, furniture exports from Huizhou City in Guangdong province rose 17% to US$133 million in 2016.

Wooden furniture exports from Huizhou City have increased every year for the past 7 years.

There are about 180 wooden furniture enterprises in Huizhou City. The main products are wooden tables and chairs, wood frames for sofas, wooden kitchenware and wooden crafts. The main markets are the USA, European Union, Japan, Australia, UAE and Malaysia.

As trade expands under China’s ‘Belt and Road’ strategy, Huizhou wooden furniture makers have diversified exports reaching out to, for example, Cameroon, Mongolia, Kuwait and Qatar. Furniture exports to Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa continued to increase.

According to the available statistics, the export value of wooden furniture manufactured in Huizhou City in 2016 almost doubled to US$580 million between 2010 to 2016.

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