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China’s forestry industry posts continuous expansion: official

xinhuanet.com
December 4, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

BEIJING — China’s forestry sector has seen continuous expansion in recent years, an official with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said Tuesday. The gross output of the industry in the first three quarters of the year hit 5.13 trillion yuan (about 730.5 billion U.S. dollars), up 5.3 percent year on year, said the head of the administration Zhang Jianlong. …In 2018, 1.6 billion eco-tourism trips were made to forests, bringing in 1.5 trillion yuan for the industry. China’s foreign trade of forest products in 2018 totaled 160.3 billion U.S. dollars, making it the largest consuming and trading nation of wood forest products. …The country has over 50 million people working in the forestry sector, with some earning 20 percent or even as much as 60 percent of their income from forest products.

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