Vietnam’s exports of wood and wood products hit $1.78 billion in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 17.1 percent.
Vietnam's rise is especially evident in the U.S. and Japan, the country's largest wood importers. In the first three months of 2017, U.S. exports from Vietnam reached $596 million - 17.6 percent higher than the same time a year ago. Exports to Japan grew nearly 7 percent, reaching $256 million, Vietnam Customs reported.
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