Despite having an ancient history in Iran, the wood industry now is struggling with lack of raw materials and old dated technology. That is the reason for importing hundreds of millions of woods and wooden articles from abroad every year.
About 47,000 wood workshops are doing business in the country and providing part of the local market as well as a share of foreign markets with their products.
However, official data reveals that the value of imported items is about five times more than exported ones. These data also show that finished products including wooden furniture are also imported to the country regardless the ability of local producers for supplying the total demand in this section.
Analysing the imported items, however, indicates that finished products have a share of only 5% while raw materials cover all the remaining 95% of imported wooden items.
Hence, now it should be apparent that raw materials including MDF, neoprene, plywood, laminated wood, veneered panels, fiberboards, wooden sheets, etc. are required in the market, and any supplier of these items is very welcomed to the market.