Development and Change of China’s Wood-based Panel Industry in the Past 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up Part 6 

Development and Change of China’s Wood-based Panel Industry in the Past 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up Part 6

Date of release: 2019-1-25  ,Special thanks to the Original source of http://www.wood168.net/woodnews/51265.html .

(The author is Qian Xiaoyu, Vice President of China Forestry Industry Association.) Source: China Green Times

High-speed development bursts out vitality

Over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, Chinese wood-based panels enterprises have played an important role in absorbing employment, creating tax revenue, foreign trade and promoting economic development. They have become the most dynamic, potential and creative market players in the market economy.

Wood-based panels and their upstream and downstream industries continue to develop at a high speed. In 2017, the national production of wood-based panels was 294.86 million cubic meters, of which 17.19 million cubic meters were plywood, accounting for 58.3% of the total; 62.97 million cubic meters of fiberboard, accounting for 21.3% of the total; 27.78 million cubic meters of particleboard, accounting for 9.4% of the total; 32.16 million cubic meters of other wood-based panels (53% of the total), accounting for 11%. The strong development of wood-based panel industry has provided a large number of high-quality and low-cost raw materials for the society, effectively solved the recycling of “three leftovers” resources in forest areas, promoted the rapid development of related industries in the upper and lower reaches, and made China’s flooring, furniture, wooden doors, speakers, wooden toys and crafts, interior decoration, adhesives, decorative paper and woodworking machinery industries also become the world-wide   big producer.

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