The forestry sector is an important sector in Romania. The direct and indirect contributions to the wood industry for the economy reaches about 3.5 percent of GDP annually. The export market is the main driver for the wood processing industry, with furniture exports three times larger than furniture imports. Romania’s wood imports grew by 22 percent in 2016 and are forecast to continue the upward trend in 2017. U.S. wood exports to Romania consist mainly of veneer sheets, wood sawn, particle boards, and wooden furniture.