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Review of AHEC 23rd SEA & GRCH Convention
June 22, 2018, Xian, China ˇV The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 23rd Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention was successfully held at The Westin Xian Hotel today. The convention co-organized by Shaanxi Province Furniture Association and Xian Furniture Association and the support of over 30 industry associations from Southeast Asia and Greater China. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Market Reaches Record High in Q1 2018
Admidst the trade dispute between China and U.S., the hardwood exports to SEA & GRCH rallied and exceeded the historic high compare to the same period of time in the past few years. Fueled by the strong performance of Mainland China and Vietnam market, the exports value to SEA & GRCH markets was over $644 million, rose 12.8% (YoY) and set a new record in Q1 of 2018. more...

Review of Expo in March
AHEC hosted a pavilion of sized 1990sqm at the Hall 15.1 at Interzum Guangzhou 2018. There were 29 companies exhibited their product offering including AHEC and National Harwood Lumber Association(NHLA). In the evening of Mar 28, AHEC co-organized a reception with ATO GZ to welcome AHEC members, Chinese traders, associations and trade media. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Market Stays Healthy Amid Trade Dispute
After reaching to the summit in 2017, the hardwood exports to SEA & GRCH cooled down in the first month of 2018 but bounced back in Feb 2018. The exports value to SEA & GRCH markets was $408 million, rose 9.3% compared to the first 2 months of 2017, which accounted for nearly 62% of all global exports. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets Sets a New Record in 2017
The global export value of US hardwood to SEA & GRCH ended high and set a new record in 2017. The exports value to SEA & GRCH was $2.4 billion in 2017, surged 26.5% compared to 2016.This region accounted for 61.3% of the global exports value of American hardwood ($3.99 billion, grew 13.7% upon comparing to 2016) more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets Reaches Record Hight in Q3 2017
Thanks to the two main growth engines: Mainland China and Vietnam, the global export value of US hardwood to SEA & GRCH reached a record high in Q3 2017, also an increase for 9th consecutive month compared to the same period of time in 2016. more...

Review of VietnamWood 2017 and Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City
VietnamWood is one of the largest woodworking exhibitions in Vietnam and is organized every 2 years, this fair gathered more than ten thousand visitors and 320 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions, the show area expanded to over 20,000 sqm (including outdoor exhibition halls). more...

Review of IFMAC 2017
John Chan, Regional Director led the AHEC team from Hong Kong launched thermally modified white oak for the first time at AHEC booth of IFMAC show in Southeast East. John said to the media and HIMKI Chairman that promotion of TMT American species hardwood will continue in SEA. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets is in Great Shape
Mianland China and Vietnam have continuously outperformed in 8 consecutive months that helped to uplift the whole SEA & GRCH market gained 24.7% when compared to the same period of 2016 and reached $1.59 billion for the past 8 months. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets Set New Mid-Year Record
Strong performance in Mainland China and Vietnam markets drove 25.6% growth (YoY) of the US hardwood exports, setting a new second quarter record and resulting a sixth consecutive month of gains the first half year of 2017 compared to H1 2016. more...

Positive Feedback at Sylvawood Expo 2017
The 3rd year of Sylvawood Expo was a niche expo which specializes in sourcing wood materials. AHECˇ¦s booth was located at the prime location just right next to the entrance. Next to AHECˇ¦s booth was the largest pavilion ever in Sylvawood show. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets Up For Fifth Consecutive Month
US hardwood exports were on upward track for a fifth consecutive month of gains from Jan to May in 2017, with SEA & GRCH markets up 25.7% when compared to the same period of time in 2016 and reached $996 million, which accounted for 60.2% of all global exports. more...

Toward a Sustainable Low Carbon Future: New Technologies and Applications for American Hardwoods
June 23, 2017, Qingdao, China ˇV The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 22nd Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention is successfully held at The Westin Qingdao Hotel today. Over 400 delegates and more than 40 AHEC hardwood exporting members companies attended the convention, including several world renowned designers. This year's theme, "Toward a Sustainable Low Carbon Future: New Technologies and Applications for American Hardwoods", was aimed at promoting American hardwood for Asia's architectural, design and manufacturing industries. more...

2017 Q1 Sees Strong Growth of US Hardwood Exports in SEA & GRCH Markets
US hardwood exports maintained upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017, a strong gain of hardwood exports among SEA & GRCH markets at a growth rate of 25.7% when compared to Q1 2016 and reached $571 million, which accounted for nearly 60% of all global exports. Greater China market in Q1 edged higher at double-digit growth of 30% to $492 million.SEA markets continued to grow moderately in the past 3 months at 4.4% to $78.4 million compared to Q1 2016. more...

DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR 2017
CIFM/Interzum Guangzhou 2017

DOMOTEX Asia-AHEC co-joined with NWFA to showcase at the NWFA pavilion. There were 5 NWFA/AHEC members joined the AHEC/NWFA pavilion including PJ Lumber, Leadman Flooring LLC, American Lumber, JT Shannon and Middle Tennessee Lumber. Another AHEC members Graf Bros joined the exhibition at the booth of Perfect Flooring. John was invited to be one of the guests for ribbon-cutting of American Pavilion together with Tyler Babcock, more...

US Hardwood Export Grows Steadily in SEA & GRCH Markets
US hardwood exports showed steady growth in the first two months of 2017 among SEA & GRCH markets when compared to the same period od time in 2016. The exports value to SEA & GRCH markets was $373 million, an increase of 19.4% (YoY), which accounted for 60.5% of all global exports. Greater China market kept double-digit growth at 22.8% fo the first 2 months of 2017 to $321 million. more...

Global Wood Industry Elites will Gather in Qingdao The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 22nd Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention to be held in Qingdao
Qingdao, CHINA, April, 2017 ˇV As the annual grand event in the hardwood industry, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 22nd Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention is scheduled on June 22 and 23 at the Westin Hotel, Qingdao, China. Since 2004, this is the second time that this event is being hosted in the Chinese city of Qingdao. This year, the Convention will promote U.S. hardwood for the user and specifier market, more...

Good Start of 2017 for US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets
Itˇ¦s been a good beginning of 2017 that the exports of US Hardwood to SEA & GRCH markets kept up the momentum in the first month of 2017, the exports value to SEA & GRCH markets was US$208 million, an increase of 37.5% (YoY), which accounted for 63.4% of all global exports. Greater China market continued to soar at 40.6% in January of 2017 to US$178 million. more...

Vietnam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair (VIFA) 2017
VIFA was a busy show with a spectacular opening attended by VIPs from HCMC government officials including Pham Thanh Kien, Director of Department of Industry and Trade, Bui Huy Son, Director of Trade Promotion, and HAWA Chairman Nguyen Quoc Khanh, The show was exhibited by 1500 booths with visitors form over 100 countries including AHEC booth and Gutchess International, Turman Hardwoods, Thompson Hardwoods, and J.lalanne and a few more materials exhibitors. more...

Chinese New Year Exchange Forum in Shanghai
John Chan and Valarie Brown, Director of ATO in Shanghai were invited to join the Chinese New Year Exchange Forum which organized by Shanghai Timber Trade Association in early Feb. They discussed the new opportunity of American hardwood market in China, future challenges, trend and environmental issues and AHEC program promoting American hardwoods. more...

Domotex Hannover Flooring/IMM Furniture & Interiors Fair Cologne
John Chan and Tripp Pryor attended the joint booth of NWFA & AHEC at Domotex Hannover. Among 152 Asian exhibitors, 41 companies from china displayed wood, engineered bamboo and laminated flooring. The major trend in China is log and wide plank flooring which was similar to 2016. more...

2016 Witnessed Another Annual Record of US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH Markets
For the full year 2016, US Hardwood Exports to SEA & GRCH markets rallied to another peak at $1.93 billion, an increase of 19% (YoY), which accounted for 55.2% of all global exports. Following a slow first half, the exports saw a mixed development towards the end of the year, particularly Greater China market had a rapid recovery in the second half of 2016 more...

Kiln Dry Certification Seminar in Beijing (Dec 2016)
American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), the Embassy of the United States of America Agricultural Affairs Office and the U.S. Department of Agricultureˇ¦s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) joined to organize a seminar on Kiln Dry Certificate and Lumber Grading in December 2016 in Beijing. more...

US Hardwood Exports to SEA & Greater China Market Hits New Peak, Up 18.1%
The eleven months of 2016 showed another record for US hardwood exports to SEA & Greater China, cumulative increased 18.1% compared to the same period of 2015. The uptick mainly was driven by Mainland China. US hardwood exports (Jan-Nov 2016) to Greater China up 22.9% (YoY), to nearly US$1.56 billion, the figure was ahead of the 2014 level by 10% (YoY) and was exceed 1.8% to the whole year of 2014. more...

Taipei Building Show (Dec 2016)
Taipei Building Show is one of the largest building shows in Taiwan with a total of more than 2,000 booths. It was held from Dec 15-18, 2016 at TWTC Hall One and Nangang Hall in Taipei City. It focused on the theme of eco-friendly and green building. more...

Great Success at IFMAC 2016
IFMAC is a trade exhibition presenting advanced technology machinery, unique products and creative manufacturing methods for the furniture production market. more...

American Hardwood exports keep growing in Greater China market
2016 continues to be a record year for US hardwood exports to China. The overall Greater China market is up 19% (YoY) through the first 8 months to $1.082 billion, but SEA (while making a late year comeback) is still down 3.4% (YoY) to $199 million. more...

China Market Roars to Make Another Record
Through August US Hardwood exports to China reached $918 million, a 17.7% increase compared to Jan-July of 2015. This also represents 6.1% more than the value in the same period of 2014. The overall Greater China market is up 15.8% (YoY) to $941 million, SEA further declined 4.1% (YoY) to $173 million. more...

First AHEC Pavilion at FMC Premium Show 2016
The 22nd FMC China was held at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) in Shanghai from Sep 8-11, 2016. It covered over 59,000sqm and attracted over 110,000 visitors from 158 countries and regions. more...

China Market Surges to Exceed Record
US Hardwood exports to China boosted 12% to US$779 million compared to the first half year of 2015. This number also exceeds the record made in 2014 by 2%(YoY). The overall Greater China up 10% (YoY) to US$799 million, SEA declined 2% (YoY) to US$152 million. more...

US Hardwood Steady Gains in China Market
China market is the main growth engine for the US Hardwood export. The US hardwood export to China kept ascending by 8.4% (YoY) to $647 million.more...

Great Success at Sylvawood Expo 2016
Sylvawood is a niche expo which specializes in timber-trade. It is a good platform for the wood industry to network, brings more than 30 countries and Chinaˇ¦s exhibitorsand association together, enabling Chinaˇ¦s wood industry to grow.more...

Tremendous achievements at AHEC 21st SEA & GRCH Convention
The AHEC 21st SEA & GRCH Convention achieved a satisfactory close in Chongqing. Over 350 participants from local manufacturers of furniture, flooring, wooden door, architects & designers (A&D) community joined our convention in Chongqing. more...

Mr John Chan, the Regional Director, was pleased to announce that AHEC 21st SE Asia & Greater China Convention is scheduled on June 23-23, 2016 in Chongqing
Following the success of the AHEC 20th SEA & GRCH Covention in 2015 in Nanning, China, Mr John Chan, the Regional Director, announced that AHEC 21st SEA & GRCH Convention is scheduled on June 23 and 24 at the Westin Hotel, Chongqing. more...

Export of US hardwood to SEA & Greater China shows stabilization but still face challenges in the first 2 months of 2016
Export of US hardwoods to Greater China & Southeast Asia in 2015 were down 13% and 10% respectively in comparison to 2014 but the combined total still add up to US$1.63billion, accounted for over 50% of the global US hardwood exports of US$3billion in 2015, according to the FAS US Department of Agriculture. more...

The AHEC stand won "Best Stand in Show" award at IFFS 2016
Congratulations!! The AHEC stand won "Best Stand in Show" award at IFFS 2016. It was designed by Jarrod Lim, a Singaporean furniture designer-maker, and constructed in American Cherry veneer, hand-woven in the form of historical vernacular architecture.more...

AHEC celebrates 20th SE Asia & Greater China Convention in Nanning ˇV 25/26 June 2015
Speaking at a meeting of members and media during AHEC's 20th SE Asia and Greater China Convention in Nanning in Southwest China, Executive Director Mike Snow said, "Our strategy is now to focus on China's inland cities. The huge coastal cities, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Tianjin near Beijing are mature markets well supplied and familiar with American hardwoods. But there are dozens of newer, inland markets that AHEC needs to develop, such as Nanning. more...

Export of US hardwood Products to GRCH increase 50% in first 5 months of 2014, setting a new record

  • Export of US hardwood products to Greater China for first 5 months of 2014 reach US$ 673 million, up 50%
  • Red Oak dominates more than 1/3 of US hardwood lumber export to China, first 5 months export up 87% in value to US$183 million and 48% in quantity to 238,618 cubic meter.
  • Export of US hardwood products to Southeast Asia for first 5 months of 2014 reach US$ 124 million, up 10%
  • 70% US hardwood product export to Southeast Asia goes to Vietnam.
  • Export of US hardwood lumber to Vietnam up 17% to US$68million, yellow poplar accounts for nearly half of it, to US$32million, up 23% compare to same period last year. more...

Expand Bilateral Trade by Kiln Dry Certification
The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or APHIS, works closely with all agriculture business groups and China government agencies to expand bilateral trade opportunities and facilitate the use of U.S. agricultural products that are in great demand by China's industry sectors. The contributions has made wood products trade between the U.S. and China blossom in the recent years. more...

Full House at AHEC's 19th Convention - Tianjin, June 2014
China is currently the world's largest importer of hardwoods and the USA is the world's largest producer and exporter of sustainable hardwoods. A global panel of experts discussed how this is beneficial for both countries as well as for the environment during the American Hardwood Export Council's 19th Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention. A record number of 80 AHEC members from 40 companies participated with 350 delegates from all over China and Southeast Asia, including representatives from 37 regional trade and design associations.more...

American Hardwood at Building Decoration Fair
The 16th China (Guangzhou) International Building Decoration Fair (CBD2014), held from July 8-11, 2014, spanned over 340,000sqm at all the 37 exhibition halls of the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou and recorded over 2,600 exhibitors. AHEC was one of the participating exhibitors in this big exhibition with the booth located at the Floor Covering Section in Hall 11.3. Based on different themes and the requirements of exhibitors, the organizer diversified the exhibition into 16 themes including Kitchen, Wardrobe, Window & Door, Sanitary Ware and Building Ceramics, Decorative Hardware, Floor Covering, Decorative Glass, Glass Equipment & Accessories, Ceiling, Wallpaper & Fabric, Stairs, Lighting, Coating & Chemicals, Stone, Integrated Furnishings and the brand new Whole-Wooden Interior Decoration. more...

Exploring Chengdu Furniture Market for American Hardwood
International Furniture Fair Chengdu (IFFC) is currently one of the top 3 furniture exhibitions in Mainland China and is a platform for domestic furniture trade in China. Starting from 2014, the original IFFC was separated into 2 parts due to its expanding scale. The name of first part exhibition remained unchanged as IFFC focusing on finished furniture products. It was held from July 3-6, 2014 spanning over halls 1-9 of the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. The second part was renamed as International Furniture Manufacturing & Supply Chengdu focusing on the exhibits of woodworking machineries, parts and accessories as well as raw materials. The second part of the exhibition was held from July 12-15, 2014 in halls 5-9 at the same exhibition centre. more...

China International Timber Order & Exchange Conference at FMC China 2014
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd, organizer of FMC China 2014, is going to bring the 1st China International Timber Order & Exchange Conference to FMC Premium in September 2014 in Shanghai. This conference aims to demonstrate the ability of global timber sector in meeting the recent challenges such as climate change, policy influence and environment protection. It is a unique event and platform for manufacturer, traders, up-stream enterprises and purchasing agent to look for stunning timber suppliers worldwide. more...

American Hardwood exports up 28% in Greater China and 4% in Southeast Asia reaching US$1.4billion in 2013
American hardwood products exports worldwide reached US$2.96 billion in value in 2013 according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Much of the global increase was due to continuing market development in Asia, and especially in Greater China, to where exports of American hardwood lumber were valued at US$843 million, an increase of 33% in comparison to 2012 figures. more...

AHEC unveils speaker program for Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention 2014 in Tianjin, China
This year's programme focus is on the U.S. market conditions and the future of supply; and how, with an effective environmental strategy, American hardwood can meet future market demands for legality and sustainability. more...

AHEC shone for hardwood at interzum Guangzhou 2014
AHEC's American Hardwood Pavilion housed 24 AHEC member companies in interzum Guangzhou held in March. In addition, a reception to welcome AHEC members, traders, associations and the media was hosted during the four day show following a seminar on sustainable U.S. hardwoods, conducted by NHLA's Chief Inspector Dana Spessert. more...


The First Comprehensive Environmental Profiling System for Hardwood
Harbin, CHINA, June 19, 2013 ˇV American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for US hardwood, today announces the launch of the most comprehensive environmental profiling system for U.S. Hardwood with wide-ranging implications for the international hardwood processing industry, manufacturers, green building designers, and all materials sectors. more...

Great Success of American Hardwood Export Council 18th Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention
Themed "American Hardwood: Consistent Quality and Sustainable Supply", the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 18th Southeast Asia (SEA) & Greater China (GRCH) Convention was successfully held in Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China on June 20, 2013. This year over 350 registered delegates including furniture manufacturers, timber traders, designers, associations' representatives, AHEC members (i.e. American Hardwood Suppliers) and media, etc. attended the event to exchange and discuss ideas on the applications of sustainable American Hardwoods.more...