China has an annual output more than $300 billion in forest products rising at an almost unsustainable rate, with production rising an incredible 27% in 2010 over the previous year. This makes China World number 1 for Flooring, Panel Products, Bamboo and Rattan Furniture. The rate is set to increase again at these levels in 2011.
China intends to increase its forest coverage rate to 21.66% by the end of 2015 from 2008 levels of 20.36% or 195 million hectares of forest. During 2004 - 2008 China undertook its 7th survey of China's forestry resources, mobilising more than 20,000 scientists and forestry workers.
Chinese Timber and Lumber companies have been quick to adopt and utilise the internet including TIMBERWeb eMarket, which has been exhibited in Fuzhou and Beijing and works together with Chinese Exhibition Companies.