Sharing The Blame

Publication - March 27, 2006
China’s hunger for wood consumption is reshaping the global wood market and trade. In less than 10 years unprecedented economic growth, coupled with a shortage of domestic forest resources, has driven China to become the world’s largest importer of unprocessed logs and tropical timber and the world’s second largest importer of wood products. China is becoming the world’s factory for plywood, furniture and paper, and its export of wood products is growing at a faster rate than domestic consumption.

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Num. pages: 72