report on the potentials and unsustainability of rattan sector ... - WWF

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report on the potentials and unsustainability of rattan sector ... - WWF

Rattan products can be classified into 2 main products: Rattan knitting products; interior and exterior products. The distribution of these trade villages is as followed: Products North Middle South Rattan knitting products Interior and exterior products Hanoi Thai Binh Ha Nam Hung Yen (later develop) Hà Nội Hà Nam Thái Bình Hưng Yên Quang Nam Almost no trade village, but small groups in Dong Nai Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Đa Nang Almost no trade village, but small groups in Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong The development of rattan source in Vietnam depends on consumption market of rattan products, especially the role of export market which consumes about 95% rattan products from Vietnam. Although there is no individual statistics of export turnover of rattan in individual, just that of rattan, bamboo and leaf in genera, which is called natural fibers (code HS4601.20/ 4602.10/ 4602.90/ 6504.00 / 9401.50 and 9403.80). However, the annual growth of natural fibers can represent for that of rattan products. Year Used rattan and bamboo (ton) Table 6. Export growth Rattan and bamboo product export revenue (thousand USD) Growth speed (%) 1999 6,523 48,216 2000 5,068 65,932 37% 2001 4,626 73,216 11% 2002 7,621 88,747 21% 2003 8,830 99,737 12% 2004 9,911 138,218 39% 2005 9,000 140,000 27% 2007 n/a 219,000 25% 2008 n/a 224,700 3% Source: MARD, National project on conservation and development non-timber forest products in the period of 2006-2020 in combination with statistics of Information Centre, Ministry of Trade Role of rattan manufacture trade village Rattan manufacture trade villages play an important role in creating jobs and incomes in rural area, reduce the migration flow to big cities that creates instability in national socioeconomic. In addition to the creation of jobs for more than 342.000 labour, in term of income in 2008, the income of households in the sectors of pottery, fine art wood and lacquer is the highest (VND 2,5 – 3 million/month), following is household in the sectors of rattan and bamboo; 10

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