China will bring its forestry output to 9 trillion yuan (around 1.3 trillion U.S. dollars) by 2020, a official has said. Nearly 60 million people are expected to be employed in forestry, Zhang Jianlong, director of the State Forestry Administration, said at a conference…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

Key Point

  • From 2001 to 2015, China’s forestry output grew from CNY 409 billion [~US$49 billion] to CNY 5.9 trillion [~US$909 billion].

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  • In April 2014, Heilongjiang Province announced it would ban commercial logging of its natural forests. Heilongjiang Province has 18.5 million hectares of (state-owned) forests.
  • In 2013, China produced 84.3 million cubic meters of timber. Guangxi Region accounted for 27%, or 22.8 million cubic meters, of China’s total timber output. Neighboring Guangdong Province accounted for 10%, or 8 million cubic meters, of the country’s total timber output.
  • In 2011, China produced 81.4 million cubic meters of timber. 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).

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