Trends indicate that Indonesian end users of imported wood products will use more imported hardwoods.
THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY
USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT
GAIN Report Number: ID1121
Indonesia Market Brief - Hardwood 2011
Sativa Pekerti-Consultant & Jonn P. Slette
In 2009 the United States maintained about 40 percent of the market share for wood and forestry
products imported into Indonesia out of a total $82.9 million. Trends indicate that Indonesian end users
of imported wood products will use more imported hardwoods. In 2010 U.S. hardwood, softwood, and
wood product exports to Indonesia reached $50.1 million, which was an increase of 51 percent over
2009. Furthermore, the Indonesian wood importers expect demand to grow by between 20-30 percent
annually over the next five years. High quality U.S. lumber and veneers, particularly varieties like oak,
maple, walnut, and ash will remain in high demand by Indonesian end users.
Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with 17,508 islands and 187.8 million hectares (ha) of
land area. According to the GOI forest land area covers around 71 percent or 132.4 million ha of the
total land area, consisting of 29 percent reserve and protected forests, 31 percent production forests, and
30 percent non-forested areas.  Most illegal logging occurs in areas outside of the jurisdiction of the
Ministry of Forestry (MOF), or outside of Indonesia?s publically owned ?forestry estate?.
The forest area outside of the forestry estate consists of approximately 55.4 million ha of forested area.
These lands are five times more likely to be logged illegally than those areas that are forest estate areas.
According to the MOF, the primary causes of estimated 1.2 million ha of forest land which are
deforested annually in Indonesia is due to the rapid expansion of plantations for crops, small-holder
subsistence agriculture, and pulpwood productions.
Indonesia?s domestically produced timber goes for pulp and paper, sawn lumber, plywood, other wood
working and furniture industries. The wood generally comes from the five main islands of Sumatra,
Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi, and Papua. Over the past five years the wood millers and plywood
manufacturers in Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Java have decreased significantly in production. Industry
sources cite lower supplies of raw materials, increased production costs, and stricter governmental
policies as the primary reason for this decrease.
For Indonesian timber producers to meet international certification requirements, the logs must be
produced under the Sustainable Forest Operation program, which causes local log prices to rise and
become less affordable to processors. A decreased supply of local timber and competition from
countries like China and Malaysia has led to significant closures of Indonesian sawn lumber (80%) and
plywood (50%) manufactures.
Indonesian end users are switching as much as fifty percent from locally harvested natural tropical
hardwoods to lumber from GOI controlled estate forests, community forests, and imported wood
materials. Although U.S. hardwood exports to Indonesia remain relatively small ($37 million in 2010),
the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)  and the industries predict a 20 percent increase
annually in the next three years. Indonesian end users also have expressed that more imports will occur
because end users like particular characteristics of imported, temperate hardwoods, and because trends
in design and consumer tastes in Indonesia reflect a growing preference for imported hardwoods.
 The Forest Estate area is managed by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry (MOF). Data source: Ministry of Forestry 2009
 Source: Bisnis.com/Sektor Riil, ?Impor kayu jenis hardwood dari AS melonjak?, November 19, 2010
According to some international publications, illegal logging was responsible for the loss of 10 million
ha of Indonesian tropical rainforest  in 2009, especially in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Critically
degraded forest lands are abundant in Indonesia and if the status quo remains, some reports estimate that
52.9 million ha (95%) of non-forest estate and 53 million ha (40%) of forest estate will disappear by
The Independent World UK, October 2009
Around 4 million ha of land are currently dedicated to timber production under Indonesia?s industrial
plantations (Hutan Tanaman Industri - HTI). The MOF plans to add an additional 5 million ha of
Albazia spp, Acacia spp, and Eucalyptus spp by 2014 through HTI and community forest (HR ? Hutan
Rakyat). In 2010 the GOI restricted the harvest at each HTI forest estate to 800,000 CuM.
In 2003, the MOF reported that 1,881 wood manufactures operated in Indonesia. These consisted of
1,618 sawmills with an intake of 11.05 million CuM, 107 plywood manufactures with intake capacity
of 9.43 million CuM, six large pulpwood processors with the intake capacity of 3.98 million CuM, and
151 woodworking firms with total capacity of 5.23 million CuM. In 2010 the MOF reported that only
120 sawn timber manufacturers and 45 plywood manufacturers remain active.
Table1. Indonesian 2008 Data of Production and Domestic Consumption, and
Import and Export of All Softwood and Hardwood
Domestic Import Export
W ood Product Type Vo Consumption Volumelume Vo Value Volume Value lume (1000
(1000 CuM) C llion $) (1000 CuM) (Million $) uM) (Mi
Softwood 1,842 1,847 7 1.31 2 0.40
Logs Hardwood 34,150 34,133 53 15.53 70 8.89
All 35,992 35,980 60 16.84 72 9.29
Softwood 0 124 155 61.23 32 12.44
W Hardwood 4,169 3,499 134 66.14 804 319.09 ood All 4,169 3,623 289 127.37 835 331.52
Softwood 64 71 13 11.01 6 17.11
Veneer Hardwood 220 224 15 20.98 11 19.21
All 284 295 28 31.99 17 36.32
Softwood 790 45 39 12.39 783 492.34
Plywood Hardwood 3,200 1,075 21 9.10 2,146 1,280.03
All 3,990 1,120 60 21.49 2,929 1,772.37
*Estimate Volume, Softwood: Coniferous; Hardwood: Non-Coniferous
Sources: ITTO - International Tropical Timber Organization and CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
The plywood and sawn lumber sectors rely on natural woods like Meranti (Shorea spp.), Merbau (Intsia
spp.), Bangkirai (Hopea spp.), Suren (Toona sureni), Mindi (Melia spp.) and HTI woods such as
Albasia (Albazia spp.), Rubberwood (Hevea spp.), Keruing (Dipterocarpus spp.), but over 50% on fruit
trees from community forests like Durian (Durio spp.), Jackfruit and Cempedak (Artocarpus spp.),
Melinjo (Gnetum spp.), Jengkol (Pithecolobium spp.). Furniture and woodworking sectors tend to
prefer HTI and HR woods, mainly Teak (Tectona grandis), Mahagony (Swietenia spp.), Sonokeling
(Dalbergia latifolia), Rain tree (Enterolobium spp.), Rubberwood (Hevea spp.), and Ebony (Diospyros
The annual consumption of teak for furniture making is around 1.2 million CuM (60%) of total wood
consumption of 2 million CuM. Mahogany consumption is 25 percent and pine 15 percent of total
consumption for furniture manufacturers. Furniture manufacturers also use imported hardwoods
because of the international demands that require certain species of wood.
Indonesian furniture and woodworking products primary export markets are North America (40%),
Europe (33%), and Oceania and Asia (33%). The largest Indonesian furniture export market has
historically been the United States, with an annual average of 28 percent and followed by Europe and
Japan. The total export of each industry has reached 75 percent of previous year by mid-year 2010 (see
Table2. Indonesian Export Volume and Value on Furniture and Woodworking
Year Volume Value
(Mill Volume (Tons)
ion CuM) (Billion $) (Billion $)
2007 5.03 2.74 898,882 1.96
2008 4.63 2.59 825,539 1.95
2009 4.15 2.05 695,768 1.67
2010* 2.91 1.55 553,158 1.23
*January-July 2010, Sources: ISWA - Indonesian Sawntimber and Woodworking Association, Asmindo - Indonesia Furniture Industry & Handicraft
Association, and Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS)
Consumption and Main Consumers
In 2008, the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS)  reported the U.S. market share for oak was
37 percent ($2.21 million) and cherry 44 percent ($428,000). Maple was dominated by Canada with the
market share of 45 percent followed by the United States at 21 percent ($1.26 million) and China at 19
percent. Beech used in Indonesia mostly comes from Europe (60%), with only 2 percent was from the
United States. The market share of ash from United States was 29 percent ($585,610) while majority
came from European countries of over 60 percent ($1.23 million). Coniferous and cedar imports were
40 percent from the United States ($29.59), 19 percent from German, 17 percent from New Zealand,
and 24 percent from other European and Asian countries combined.
 The following estimate data in this paragraph was calculated for this report only from BPS. No 2009 and 2010 data
Table3. Indonesian Import Value of Hardwood and Softwood
Type of Wood and Species Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010*
Hardwood: Baulk, Saw Log, Veneer log, Value Value Value
Sawn Wood, Planed, Veneer, Poles, etc. (Million USD) (Million USD) (Million USD)
Oak 5.97 16.58 19.27
Beech 2.43 1.67 0.98
Maple 5.90 4.05 3.21
Cherry 0.96 0.44 0.09
Ash 2.04 2.02 1.95
Others incl. Oak/Beech/Tropical woods 0.67 0.46 0.54
Others: Sawn Wood of other species 15.9 19.29 11.60
Total Hardwood 33.87 44.51 37.64
Softwood: Planed, Veneer, etc.
Cedar and Coniferous 73.25 37.39 26.07
TOTAL 107.12 81.90 63.71
*January-August 2010, Sources: Selected and calculated from Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS) data online.
Wood imports into Indonesia declined in 2008 and 2009 due to the international economic crisis, which
lowered demand for finished Indonesian furniture and other wood products in the three largest export
markets (the United States, Europe, and Japan). However, the Indonesian furniture sector is confident
that the worst is over and that overseas consumers of Indonesian furniture are buying at increased
levels. This is a contributing reason that Indonesian demand for imported hardwoods is on the rise.
Indonesia has six primary wood floor manufacturers which use imported wood materials. The largest
company holds about 45 percent of the total market share, with the remaining five with over 50 percent.
A variety of smaller companies constitute the remaining 5 percent. Their total production in 2009 was
approximately 4 million M2 and over 4.8 M2 by October 2010. The value of imported wood used was
$39.48 million in 2009. In 2009 alone, a single company used 41,400 CuM of logs from Europe (oak
and ash), 6,600 CuM of logs and 7,300 CuM of sawn timbers from the United States (oak, ash, maple
Over 95 percent of the sawn timber was used for the flooring industry originated from the United States,
with whole logs counting for only about 14 percent of market share. The 95 percent of these products
are destined for the export market, with the remaining five percent going to the domestic market. A ten
to fifteen percent annual increase is projected in the next five years due to the market recovery after the
global economic crises.
Source: U.S. Foreign Trade Export Statistic at www.census.gov
The total woodworking industries annual consumption of imported lumber is estimated over 50
containers by at least ten largest manufactures. A woodworking (door) company with a production
capacity of 250,000 pieces ($22 million) produced entirely for export markets to Europe (>60 percent),
Oceania (30 percent), and the United States (<10 percent). An average of 3,000 CuM ($1.8 million) of
lumber each year is imported from the United States (white and red oak) by one large manufacturer.
About 780,000 M2 of veneer, valued at over $1 million, is imported from the United States and Canada
(85% of white oak), and China (15% of red oak). Indonesian industry uses 7,200 CuM of Pine (Pinus
spp.) MDF from New Zealand and Rubber-wood particle board from either Thailand or Malaysia (3,000
CuM). The next five years the manufacturers expect 20 percent increase annually.
There are at least three large musical instruments manufactures produce grand and upright piano using
local and imported hardwood from ebony, mahogany to walnut, cherry (Prunus serotina), and oak. Maple
is used for action, bridges and pin blocks of 15-ply or 16-ply laminated wood. Spruce (Picea spp.) is uses
for soundboard and ribs. Beams and back-post utilize laminated hardwood of any species.
Table4. Indonesian Export Volume and Value of Musical Instruments
Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010*
Musical Vo Value e lume Vo Value lume
Instrument (Millio Volum
n (Million (Million
(tons) USD) (tons) USD (tons) ) USD)
Upright Piano 1,555 10.5 6,381 44.2 6,010 43.6
Grand Piano 3,402 32.2 2,068 19.7 1,940 20.2
Other String Musical
Instruments incl. Guitar 1,859 37.9 1,805 36.3 1,419 28.9
Drum & Other Musical
Instruments 1,824 14.4 1,328 10.8 1,091 9.41
*January-August 2010, Sources: Central Beaureu of Statistic (BPS)
Guitars in Indonesia are often made using solid spruce tops, solid mahogany backs and sides and
rosewood fingerboards. Drums use mainly local plywood like Meranti (Shorea spp.). This industry
imports specific wood species in the form of logs (over 6,900 CuM), sawn lumber (2,948 CuM) or
veneer and processes them at their own facilities. International brand musical instruments are 90
percent for export to the United States, European and Asian markets. The export values climbed up
between 62 and 76% on the second quarter of 2010 (see Table 4.). A ten percent increase is predicted
each year in the next few years.
About 4,000 acoustic guitars are produced annually by roughly 500 small and medium sized enterprises
(SME) in Central Java. Most of these guitars are produced for the domestic market and are typically
made from local teak, mahogany, and ebony. Also, about 2,000 custom-made acoustic and electric
guitars and basses are produced annually by over 50 high-end home producers in urban areas. Electric
guitar and bass production uses imported lumber from the United States, to include maple, alder (Alnus
spp.) and ash about 200 CuM. Last year, electric guitar and bass producers also used about 30 M2 of
U.S. maple veneer. Last year the value of guitar production was estimated at over $3.5 million and the
industry expects an annual increase of up to 20 percent over the next three years due to more aggressive
According to the Indonesian Furniture Industry and Handicraft Association (ASMINDO), 2,000
furniture manufactures, including SMEs, depend on at least 2 CuM of local wood and 2.5 CuM of
imported wood annually. Imported hardwood logs and lumber include oak, maple, birch (Betula spp.),
beech (Fagus grandifolia), ash, and softwoods. These imported wood products are used by the
Indonesian end users to produce products designed to meet the requirements of the international
Although most medium-scale producers experienced a dramatic downturn in 2009 ? often as much as 80
percent ? 2010 exports rebounded and returned to what was described as normal. The main export
market for Indonesian furniture and handicrafts includes the European Union, particularly the UK,
German, France, and Spain (33-35%), followed by the United States (28%), Japan (10-12%), and
Australia (2%). ASMINDO confidently expects annual growth rate over the next five year could be as
high as 30 percent annually, due to improving global macroeconomic conditions the expansion of new
export markets to Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Less than fifteen wood importers and furniture producers imported a wide range of lumber, veneer
logs/veneer of different species (as listed on Appendix A) from the United States and Europe on regular
bases over two decades. These companies have typically purchased U.S. veneers with certain
specification either directly from the United States, Germany or Canada.
On average, the largest wood product importer annually purchased up to fifteen containers of U.S. white
oak and walnut veneers (600,000 M2) valued at $600,000 and two containers from other countries. The
U.S. market share for veneer is 90 percent while Europe supplies the remaining 10 percent. A ten
percent of annual growth is highly expected through 2015 due to the decreasing local wood sources and
increasing demand of new style/design using particular species for overseas export markets.
Five modern contemporary furniture producers with the target markets 70 percent of retail and 20
percent of custom made products target offices, hotels/resorts, residences, and others. The average of
productions per year is estimated of 15,500 pieces. They use imported oak and ash veneer at small
quantity but mostly local wood and veneer like mahogany, sungkai (Dysoxylum spp.), and nyatoh
(Palaquium spp.). The market is expected to grow 20-30 percent annually due to new opening outlets in
major cities and new products lines/designs.
The two most popular wood species used by wood flooring, door, panel, and other woodworking
industries are white and red oak. Maple and oak veneers are in constant demand for musical
instruments producers. Custom-made electric and acoustic guitars/basses serve higher income
High end furniture manufactures utilize any species of lumbers and veneers based on the latest design
and trend that occur in international markets. The top two species of lumber and veneer are U.S. white
oak and walnut. Other preferred veneers are European beech and ash, and African Sapele.
Teak remains in high demand by local and export markets for outdoor/indoor furniture industries,
U.S. veneers are more popular than European veneers with 90% market share, even though they are 10 ?
15 percent more expensive than European veneers. The price that are deemed ?affordable? by
Indonesian end users range of hardwood lumber is $400 ? 2,000 per CuM and veneer at $1.00 ? 1.25
Imported logs, lumber, veneer logs, and veneers enter Indonesia directly through Jakarta?s main port
and are then distributed by importers to distributors or directly to wood product manufactures (see
Appendix B). On many occasions, U.S. veneer logs and veneers come to Indonesia via Germany and
Canada and are further distributed by local importers and their distributors. Most of the importers sell
the imported materials to small and medium scale furniture and guitar makers in smaller volumes, as
well as to independent interior designers, architects and contractors for upscale boutique hotels &
resorts, restaurants and cafes, offices, apartments and residences for locals & expatriates and embassies.
Imported wood materials go directly to large scale furniture and woodworking manufacturers, musical
instruments producers in Jakarta and Surabaya (East Java) that utilize up to 90 percent imported woods
including from the United States. Most these manufactures have their own wood processing facilities
from log to lumber to veneer cutting machineries. They export 90 to 100 percent of their products to
overseas markets, such as the United States, Europe, Japan, and Oceania, with the rest going to local
Advantages and Challenges for U.S. Hardwood Products in Indonesia:
Advantages Challenges (Barriers to US Export)
The United States is well known for best quality products, Prices in general are higher compare to other countries
consistent supply, and detailed grading rules of wood and domestic products. U.S. suppliers tend to require large
products. quantity making it difficult for importer to order small
quantity of specific species or wood products.
U.S. wood product mostly set trend in any new Some distributors and end consumers are note well versed
style/design furniture and woodworking industries. on woods species and availability of products.
Most U.S. hardwood species do not exist in the country. Industry looks for alternative and less expensive
The furniture and woodworking manufactures rely entirely hardwood both domestically and overseas other than U.S
of imported wood for export purposed. products.
No import tariff. Tax exemption for raw materials as More introductions of various hardwood type and grades
considered in bonded zone. as well as new species are required.
Local government supports the industry as most imported The importers have difficulties in obtaining credits for
wood products will be further processed and exported in ongoing supplies and stocks.
form of furniture, woodworking or other products.
Shipping time always on-time with products arriving in U.S. suppliers have limited flexibility in term of credit
perfect condition. payments and require advance payment. Long shipping
time can be very costly, at least six weeks.
The increasing number of modern department stores/malls, Competition from domestic product as alternative and
four-five star hotels/resorts, international chain and other countries like Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Africa,
upscale cafes/ restaurants, luxury apartments and South America, Malaysia, and China
residences for both local consumers and expatriates.
Once a long-term relationship has established between U.S. suppliers lack of good long-term relationship with
U.S. suppliers and local suppliers, importation gets easier. local importer or even to their sole agent. Not familiar
with local culture, system, and industry.
Importers and manufactures are dependant for any U.S. Inconsistency of import regulations, procedures, and
hardwood and wood products for this industry. custom clearance continue to be a major constrain for U.S.
hardwood and wood products to enter this market.
U.S. lumbers suppliers typically ask for payment in advance or credit at delivery time. There are no
local banks or financial institutions to assist in credit-terms.
The export market in North America requires a credit-term payment from 45-75 days. It takes 115 ? 165
days for local manufactures to receive payments as well as the need of 10 days for processing import
clearance and other documentations for raw materials, a minimum of 42 days for productions and 32
days for shipping.
A lack of raw materials results in higher production costs. The export market requires specific species
that end consumers are familiar with. The availability of both local and imported materials is very
inconsistent due to GOI regulations and certifications.
The other problem is the lack of a distribution system outside Java. Both imported raw materials and
end products become very expensive along with unreliable shipping companies. Therefore, import and
export activities are concentrated only in Jakarta and few other major cities in Java and Bali.
Poor infrastructure, to include inconsistent supplies of electricity results in shutdowns of computerized
machines. These kinds of challenges delay and eventually lower the production capacity.
Lack of GOI knowledge on differentiating U.S. wood and veneers of higher grades like walnut, cherry,
and other sophisticated species set back custom and import clearance up to 14 days. Prior to 2000, the
approved SGS system was used to speed up the clearance process.
Red oak veneer from China has been imported at the rate of 120,000 M2 ($132,000) per year by a single
woodworking industry. Although the price is 10-15 percent less than U.S. products, the quality is lower
and more unreliable.
Plywood imports originated from Malaysia and China as the Indonesian production dropped
dramatically by 50 percent in the past decade. Chinese plywood productions jumped from 4.4 million
CuM in 1998 to 35 million CuM in 2007. Chinese plywood mainly consists of poplar (Liriodendron
spp.). Softwood (5-7 years, diameter 30 cm) begins to replace expensive and hardwood shortage for
plywood from Malaysia so the price becomes very competitive.
Other products like pine from New Zealand is used at 7,200 CuM/year and rubber-wood particle board
from Malaysia and Thailand at 3,000 CuM/year for woodworking manufacture.
Domestic average wood consumption of 3 million CuM is used by SME furniture industries and several
major woodworking industries.
Reconstituted ?engineered wood from China is beginning to enter the Indonesian market at the rate of 1
container/year including 0.5mm flexible engineered veneer.
Forest concession rights (HPH-Hak Pengusahaan Hutan) are strictly assessed and monitored. In 2010,
291 unit managements were granted HPH covering 26.69 million ha. Also during 2010, 121 of HTI
unit managements were allowed to manage 8.78 million ha. These 412 management units are
responsible for 35.48 million ha area. Within this area, any logging activities can only be carried out in
compliance with the approved annual work plans (RKT -Rencana Kerja Tahunan).
The MOF requires the industry to perform selective cutting, as log diameter should be great er than 30
cm, replant with the same wood species, and pay reforestation fund and Forest Royalty Fund. The
implementation of this requirement has been inconsistent.
An official certificate of origin should accompany every log that has been cut. Logging permits and eco
label certificates are granted only if all requirements were met. These certificates are important for
international markets for logs, lumber, furniture and woodworking industries to guarantee that the
products come from sustainable forest/wood management practices and use of legal logs.
Illegal logging and log exports are common practices in most Indonesian forests. Inconsistent regulation
enforcement by the GOI results in unsustainable sources of raw materials for the entire industry. High
fluctuations of local hardwoods prices of grade A3 teak (diameter 30-39 cm) through auctions can
double in less than a month from $300 to $660. Therefore industry trends over the past several years
indicate a greater preference for imported hardwoods. In response, the GOI has exempted logs, lumber,
and veneer imports from import duties and other fees. The normal ten percent PPN sales tax is
applicable for any end product.
Forecast and Future Development
Large industries currently turn to imported materials in order to avoid obtaining certificates of origin,
eco labels, and FSC required by foreign buyers. This process is time consuming, expensive and makes
Indonesian products less competitive in international markets. Imported materials give the assurance of
the industry using legal woods which make the products easily accepted by high standard export
The ASMINDO, ISWA, high end furniture and woodworking industries aggressively promoting their
products in international markets by participating in international wood products exhibitions targeting
other Asian countries, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. In addition, there is a possibility of
adding or substituting new species available overseas into the production lines. They expect a steady
growth of 20 to 30 percent each year through 2015.
New technologies in producing more durable products for outdoor and other constructions seem to
increase in the near future especially in Europe. The consumer demand remains high regardless of 2
percent increase in price as long as the products are of prime quality and meet the FSC standard.
Indonesian importers could make more use of credit offered by USDA though credit
guarantee programs (GSM).
Buying missions for Indonesian importers/distributors, major flooring, furniture and
woodworking manufacturers to visit U.S. suppliers. This is important for Indonesian buyers to
become familiar with various species, grades, and applications.
Industry sponsored educating/training local architects, designers, and contractors on U.S.
wood product applications and characteristics of various available U.S. species should continue.
Encourage and support Indonesian importers and distributors to participate in trade
shows conducted by AHEC or local furniture exhibitions. These activities may benefit the
importers in identifying potential distributors and agents.
LIST OF U.S. HARDWOOD & SOFTWOOD SPECIES IMPORTED INTO INDONESIA
Type of U.S. Wood Species
Wood End Product Type (Common Name & Scientific
LOG Flooring Red Oak (Quercus spp.)
White Oak (Quercus spp.) Walnut (Juglans spp.)
LUMBER/ Flooring Ash (Fraxinus spp.)
SAWN TIMBER Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Hard Maple (Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum)
Red Oak (Quercus spp.)
White Oak (Quercus spp.)
Pecan (Carya spp.)
Pine (Pinus spp.);
Walnut (Juglans spp.)
Doors Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Furnitures: cabinets, vanities, bed, chair, bench, Hard Maple (Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum)
etc. Red Oak (Quercus spp.)
Other woodworking White Oak (Quercus spp.)
Poplar /Tulip wood (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Walnut (Juglans spp.)
Musical instruments: guitar and piano Maple (Acer spp.)
Spruce (Picea spp.)
Alder (Alnus spp.)
VENEER Furniture Red Alder (Alnus rubra)
Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Birch (Betula spp.); White & Red Birch
Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Elm (Ulmus spp.)
Maple (Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum)
Red Oak (Quercus spp.)
White Oak (Quercus spp.)
Pecan (Carya spp.)
Pine (Pinus spp.); Oregon Pine
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Musical instruments: guitar Cherry (Prunus serotina)
and piano Maple (Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum)
Walnut (Juglans spp.)
Source: Data collected from FAS USDA survey of importers, woodworking, furniture manufacturers, in Jakarta Oct--Dec, 2010
Distribution System for U.S. Veneer Log, Veneer, and Lumber
*Many importers and manufactures have their own veneer (and/or lumber) processing plants. The large manufactures
directly import U.S. veneer logs, veneers, lumber/sawn timber.
**Major Cities: Jakarta, Semarang (Central Java), Surabaya (East Java), Medan (North Sumatra), and Bali.
1Lumbers/sawn timbers are utilized by furniture, wood floor, doors, and other woodworking manufactures for over 90%
export consumers and about 10% local buyers. Majority of large manufactures and woodworking industries produce 100%
for export markets.
Indonesian Import Value of Hardwood and Softwood* in 2008
WOOD PRODUCT Value (Million USD) (Million Kg)
Logs, Oak (Quercus spp) 12.02 30.7
Logs, Beech (Fagus spp) 0.48 1.0
Logs, non-coniferous 2.3 7.9
Poles, piles etc, non-coniferous, pointed, not sawn 0.23 0.6
Lumber, Meranti red, Meranti Bakau, White Lauan etc 8.02 12.1
Lumber, Okoume, Obeche, Sapelli/Sipo/Acajou/Makore/etc. 2.32 2.2
Lumber, Baboen, Mahogany, Imbuia, Balsa 0.29 0.2
Lumber, Oak (Quercus spp) 16.8 22.8
Lumber, Beech (Fagus spp) 1.95 2.8
Lumber, non-coniferous 36.77 44.2
Veneer or ply sheet, tropical woods, <6 mm thick 4.58 3.3
Veneer,ply sheet, not conifer or tropical, <6 mm thick 16.41 8.1
Non-conifer wood continuously shaped along any edges 1.19 1.1
Poles, piles etc, coniferous, pointed but not sawn 0.91 0.2
Lumber, coniferous (softwood) thickness < 6 mm 61.23 108.6
Veneer or ply sheet, coniferous (softwood) <6 mm thick 11.00 9.8
Coniferous wood continuously shaped along any edges 1.13 1.1
*Data exclude plywood products. Source: UN COMTRADE Data
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Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 5
Jakarta 10110 - Indonesia
Homepage: http://www.fas.usda.gov; htpp://www.usdaindonesia.org
Please contact our home page for more information on exporting U.S. food products to Indonesia,
including Exporter Guide: Indonesia; Food Processing Sector Report: Indonesia; The Retail Sector
Report: Indonesia; The HRI Food Service Sector Report: Indonesia; Market Brief: Market Brief ?
Bakery Products Ingredients; Market Brief ? Snack Products Ingredients; Market Brief ? Healthy
Beverage Ingredients; Market Brief ? Processed Chilled and Frozen Meat, Chicken and Fish Products
Ingredients, and Market Brief - Wine.
For more information on exporting U.S. agricultural products to other countries, please visit the Foreign
Agricultural Service?s Home Page: http://www.fas.usda.gov