Finnish papermaker Stora Enso on Thursday [16 June 2016] put a 19-billion-yuan ($2.9 billion) board-and-pulp mill into production in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The mill, the largest single investment by a northern European company in China, is designed to churn out 450,000 tons of liquid packaging board and other high-end board products annually…Full Article: China Daily June 2016

Key Point

  • The Finnish factory in Guangxi Region will produce liquid packaging board, a high quality material used to manufacture beverage (e.g. milk and juice) cartons. Liquid packaging board cartons allow for long-distance distribution.

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  • China’s timber production is largely located in the southern regions of the country. In 2013, China produced 84.3 million cubic meters of timber. Guangxi Region was the largest timber producer and accounted for 22.8 million cubic meters of timber (27% of China’s total output for that year).
  • 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).

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