If half of China’s forestry waste is developed into biomass energy, it may substitute 65 million tonnes of petroleum, Beijing Forestry University’s professor Zheng Xiaoxian said on Thursday [26 November 2015]. Statistics show that China’s forestry waste totals about 240 million tonnes every year and if 50 percent of this forestry waste was developed into biomass energy each year, it equals to 65 million tonnes of petroleum output annually…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Nov 2015

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  • In 2013, China produced 84.3 million cubic meters of timber.  Guangxi was the top producer, accounting for 27% or 22.8 million cubic meters of China’s total output.
  • China’s timber production is largely located in the southern regions of the country. In 2011, Guangxi province produced 15.2 million cubic meters of timber or 19% of China’s total timber output. Guangdong province produced 7.3 million cubic meters (9% of China’s output), while Hunan, Fujian, and Yunnan provinces produced 5.9 million to 5.3 million cubic meters of timber (7% output each).
  • In 2011, China produced 45.2 million cubic meters of plywood or 54% of the world’s output. During the same year, China produced 44.5 million cubic meters of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) or 59% of global production, and 37.6 million cubic meters of saw logs & veneer logs (coniferous) or just 6% of global production. Chinese production of sawn wood (non-coniferous) totaled 27.1 million cubic meters or 23% of global production, while production of saw wood & veneer logs (non-coniferous) reached 21.1 million cubic meters or 8% of global output.

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