Middle East market`s demand of Indonesian wooden products increased

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Middle Eastern markets demand of Indonesian Wooden products has reached US$20 thousand of cash transaction and potentially increased to $1.47 billion during the International Design Exhibition (Index) 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Gusmalinda Sari said in a press statement made available here on Thursday that they had exhibited various unique designs of natural wooden products during the Dubai Index 2017 from May 22 to 25.

"The originality of Indonesian woods and its natural design are demanded by high-class consumers, especially from Europe, US, and the Middle Eastern countries," she remarked.

Sari noted that three Indonesian companies had participated on the Index 2017, namely CV Debough, CV Nuansa Kayu Bekas, and PT Jatra Studio.

The Dubai ITPC and the Indonesian General Consulate were the sponsors of the CV Debough and CV Nuansa Kayu Bekas, while PT Jatra Studio was self-participant on the event.

According to Sari, the CV Deboughs main products were focusing on exotic natural wooden design made of teak and Indonesias indigenous woods named ulin and bengkirai.

The CV Nuansa Kayu Bekas produces unique recycled furniture, while PT Jatra studio is a wooden-based interior design company.

"The other exhibitors included various designs for housing, hotel, condominium, office, parks, restaurants, and bars," Sari noted.

Around 1.5 thousand potential consumers, majority from Europe and Middle East region, had been visiting the Indonesian booth during the four-day exhibition.

The Dubai Index 2017 was participated by 1,500 exhibitors from 120 countries and visited by at least 120 thousand people from the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, US, and North Africa.(*)