Nguyen Ton Quyen, the association's general secretary, attributed the increase to rising demand from traditional markets such as the United States, Japan and China.
The rising export price of wooden products has boosted the export value, which this year was 3 per cent more than that in 2009.
In addition, the price of wooden materials imported for production has only risen marginally this year. The total value of imports of wooden raw materials in the first months of this year was just $300 million.
Most enterprises already had raw materials in storage, so the slight price increase is unlikely to affect export earnings, Quyen said.
The industry said it expects to easily meet the export target this year of $3 billion, as contracts worth about $3 billion had already been signed.
Exports this year are expected to exceed 2009 by $320 million, Quyen said.
Vietnam's wooden products are exported to 120 countries and territories, of which the US and the EU are the country's two biggest markets, accounting for 44 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.
Vietnam has more than 2,000 enterprises producing wooden products – 500 of which make furniture.
These firms are located mainly in HCM City and Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Binh Dinh provinces.
The country is aiming to earn an annual export turnover of $7 billion from wooden products by 2020.