Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the competitiveness of export wood products in Binh Dinh province through the DRC/ SER index. Four pieces of indoor furniture and four pieces of outdoor furniture were selected for the study. The DRC/ SER indices of the products are in the range of 0.76–0.84. Meanwhile, indoor furniture is more competitive in the international market.

Keywords: competitiveness, DRC, Binh Dinh province, wood products, export


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