As many as 260 businesses from 19 countries and territories will take part in the 10th Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair in Ho Chi Minh City from September 25-28.

Spreading over more than 500 pavilions, businesses will introduce modern woodworking machinery to an expected 20,000 visitors.

A number of renowned Vietnamese businesses will attend the event, including Thuan Hien, Quoc Duy, Vetta, Van Su Loi and Thien Thanh Phat.

Also present at the fair will be the European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers, along with similar associations from Germany, Italy, the US and Taiwan .

In the first half of 2013, Vietnam exported 2.46 billion USD worth of wood products, a year-on-year increase of 12.5 percent. The figure is forecast to hit 5.5 billion USD this year, according to Dang Quoc Hung, Vice Chairman of the HCM City Handicraft and Wood Industry Association./.