Specifics of Chinese Timber-product Import

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Affiliation: Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameAsia and Africa Today
EditionIssue 10

The article describes the major phases in development of the PRC timber economy. The thorough analysis addresses the factors, which caused influence on the change in the species of timber, being imported by China. The author presents the retrospective analysis of the specifics featuring the imports of timber and sawn wood with a special focus on the major exporter countries, and presents the major reasons for the rapid growth of the sawn-woods imports in the last five-year period. Another subject, analyzed in the article, is connected with the prospects for export from the Russian timber industry to the Chinese market. As noted by the author, at the present time the geograpgy of using the Russian timber in the PRC is expanding quite evidently. The author states that while earlier the Russian timber was only used in the north-east, northern and western parts of China and on its east coast, at the present time the Russian timber resources are proliferating in the central and south-western parts of the country. The sphere of applying the Russian timber and sawn woods is growing. While in the previous years these items were only used as a consumable building material in the low-price segment of the market, at the present time they are used in manufacturing of furniture and the range of goods for children.

Keywordsforest planting, nature-oriented projects, crude timber, species composition, sawn wood, China
Publication date31.10.2019
Number of characters17450
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