Export of Knockdown Houses from Bali Remains Sluggish
The Industry and Trade Department for the Province of Bali records that US$1.6 million in knockdown Bali-style buildings were exported during the period January-August 2014, an amount somewhat less than that achieved in the same period in 2013.
Made Sukerta, who works in the marketing staff of one of Denpasar’s knockdown Bali home exporters, told NusaBali, “As an effect of the continuing world recession that has persisted over the past years, the sale of knockdown houses continues to be subpar.”
Those working in the knockdown sector are hoping that sales will improve through the remainder of 2014 and through all of 2015. In the past, orders for exportable homes improve towards year’s end, said Sukerta.
Major markets for these units continue to exist in the U.S.A., South Africa, Panama and Australia. Sales of knockdown housing units also continue to come from domestic sources, including hotels in Bali, who use the buildings as part of their hotel complexes.
While the export of knockdown houses may be lagging somewhat, the amount of timber consumed in Bali from sources in Java and Sulawesi remains brisk due to the large amount of building underway generally in Bali.
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