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Indonesia furniture industry to get more government support

Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, said the performance of the country’s furniture sector was very encouraging and as a result it will get more support from the government. Source: Tropical Timber Market Report

Furniture exports in 2020 increased by around 8% from 2019 and were worth close to US$2.0 billion.

Another product that is doing well is wooden doors as Indonesia is among the top producers after China, Canada, Poland, Brazil and Germany.

He pointed out that in 2020 Indonesia was among the top six door exporters to the UK, United States, Netherlands, Australia and South Africa.

The pandemic undermined growth in the wood products sector in 2020 but now the sector is recovering.

MDF manufacturer optimistic on 2021 prospects. In 2020 PT Indonesia Fiberboard Industry achieved a 7% increase in export sales over 2019 supported by increased sales to Middle East countries where demand expanded over 30% year on year.

Company sales in 2020 were distributed between Japan (IDR 248 billion), Middle East (IDR 228 billion) and domestic sale (IDR1421 billion).

The company continues to be optimistic on prospect for 2021 especially as, according to a company spokesperson, some other countries find it difficult to offer MDF from mixed light hardwoods a common raw material for MDF production.