China's Softwood Imports Expected to Grow
By Wood South China Committee
The global trade
of softwood has been in a steady rise in the past few years. Statistics
suggests that one of the major markets that has been driving this growth in
trade is China which has been the world's biggest importer of softwood since
Imports of Softwood Up Stead
China costumes, the imports of softwood in China have been surging since the
beginning of 2016. In the first 8 months, the import volumes of softwood has
reached 14.2 million cubic meters, up by 22% compared with the same period of
2015. Russia continues to be the major supplier with 7.85 million cubic meters
exported to China, up by 45% year over year. Except for Germany and Canada, the
exports of softwood to China from most suppliers have increased to some extent.
Demand for Wood Flooring Extrapolated to Be One Major Factor
buying power, nowadays more Chinese residents choose softwood flooring for
their new houses. Even though softwood floors have not been able to be counted
as mainstream products yet, many oversea brands has foreseen the market
potentials and come to occupy China's high-end softwood floor market, such as
Wicanders, Carolim, Granorte, Schulte, Enioywood, etc, while Chinese
enterprises are mainly active in the mid-market.
With merits like
environment friendliness, excellent sound and heat insulating effects, etc,
softwood flooring is expected to achieve a higher penetration rate in China's
expanding wood floor market. At present in Chinese major cities, the
penetration rate of woof floors for residences has reached 25% and 10% in
medium-sized cities. According to ChinaIRN.COM, by 2020 the penetration rate of
wood floor in major cities will creep up to between 30%-35% and, in small and
medium sized cities over 15%. It is estimated that by 2021, the annual revenue
of China's wood floor industry will be close to 130 billion RMB.
If you aspire to
have a share in China's softwood market, please attend Wood South China 2017
(The 6th South China International Wood & Wood Products Fair
2017) to showcase your products or find your business partners!
information about Wood South China 2017 or Chinese wood market, please contact
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South China International Wood & Wood Products Fair 2017 (Wood South China
Date: May 12th-14th, 2017
Venue: Poly World Trade Center Expo, Guangzhou, China
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