China Wood Market, Trade and the Environment | WWF

China Wood Market, Trade and the Environment



Posted on 08 March 2005
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China is a major player in the global forest products market, both as a producer and consumer. With relatively limited forest resources, China’s wood imports are likely to expand dramatically, to meet the increasing demand for wood and paper products. 

This report provides i) an overview of the diverse policies that shape China’s forest products market; ii) an analysis of China’s forest products market, including estimates of future wood supply and demand; iii) an analysis of the “ecological footprint” of China’s industrial wood consumption; and iv) potential policy changes and actions that could reduce the negative impacts of China’s wood products market on the environment.