Projected Increase in Demand for Wood in China

It has been estimated that China will require 800 million cubic meters of timber in 2020.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

From a statement issued by Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:

A study by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) in China shows that the country's timber demand will rise to 800 million cubic meters in 2020. The Chinese government plans to build a billion square meters of green buildings between 2011 and 2015 and expects that by 2015 20% of new urban buildings will be ecological.

In order to meet this growing demand and to ensure a smooth supply chain, the SFA has submitted a proposal to simultaneously optimize the use of wood sources, both national and international ones.



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