From IFR Special Issue: Meeting China’s demand for forest products: An overview of Asia-Pacific supplying countries, impacts and implications by Xiufang Sun, Eugenia Katsigris and Andy WhiteBy Xiufang Sun, Eugenia Katsigris, Andy White - Forest Trends, Forest Trends, Forest Trends View Publication
This study analyzes trends in China’s forest product imports between 1997 and 2003 by both product segment and ports of entry. The same information is provided for each of the main Asia-Pacific countries supplying China. A high growth was experienced in China’s forest product imports between 1997 and 2003 in both timber products and pulp and paper. Logs, lumber, and pulp are the most rapidly growing import segments as China moves towards handling more of the processing of forest products itself. Forest-rich countries in the Asia-Pacific region are playing an increasingly important role in supplying
China’s expanding demand.