Grading Scales of Agarwood

Agarwood

Agarwood remains a popular aromatic material in the modern age.

Unfortunately, many users have had to switch from using premium-grade wild agarwood to using less resinous cultivated variations.

Anyways, if you are interested in purchasing agarwood, there are several grading scale systems you should be aware of. Different grading systems are used in different regions of the world.

Standard Grading Scales

Malaysia

Malaysia’s standard grading scale includes 12 different grades.

At the top of the line are “Double Super”, “Super”, “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”.

A and B both have a sub-grade, C is divided into 4 sub-grades, and D is divided into 2 sub-grades.

Indonesia

Indonesian agarwood typically has 9 grades, the most important grades being “Super A”, “Super B”, “Super C” and “Sabak”, with the rest of the grades pertaining to wood size and resin quantity.

India

Indian agarwood is mostly graded by “Triple Super”, “Double Super”, “Super”, grades A, B, C, D, and so on. However, these are the grades you are most likely to come across..

Vietnam

In Vietnam there are 5 grades for standard agarwood and 4 grades for kynam according to the Institute of Agarwood. These grading scales can be portrayed in different ways but usually mean the same thing.

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