Timber and woodwork export revenue this month decreased by 8.2 percent from January 2014 to only 494 million USD, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, and Rural Development.

The three biggest importers of the country’s wood products – the US, Japan and China – remain unchanged.

Meanwhile, Vietnam imported 170 million USD worth of timber and wood products, an annual increase of 8.6 percent.

Lao timber comprised 26.9 percent of the total imports, with the US contributing 11.5 percent and Cambodia 11.3 percent.-VNA