Guangxi Province sees rapid development of plywood
China’s Guangxi Province has been listed as a key
national area for fast growing and high yielding plantation
bases. As a result, the Province has had the advantage of
building a booming plywood industry in which the number
of plywood enterprises has increased nearly tenfold, from
39 in 2000 to 400 in 2007. By the end of 2006, the
capacity of Guangxi plywood production reached 2.8
million m³ with a value of RMB2.8 billion yuan (about
USD3.8 million). The plywood industry has helped to
rapidly develop Guangxi’s forest industry.
In order to guarantee supply of raw materials, many
plywood enterprises establish their own forest plantations.
The rapid development of the Guangxi plywood industry
has also driven the development of afforestation, logging,
and transportation initiatives. In addition, the development
of the plywood industry also provides employment
opportunities, increases farmers’ income and promotes the
development of the regional economy.
Guangxi is one of the regions that have fast growing and
high yielding plantation bases. At present, there are 220
million hectares of forested land, of which 60% is
commercial forest land. Guangxi’s plywood industry is
expected to reach a production capacity of 5 million m³,
generate RMB 6 billion yuan (about USD815 million) of
sales, and create USD 100 million of foreign exchange.
Plywood mill adds another 100,000 m³ to production
Guangxi Shanghua Forestry Co., Ltd. added a new
plywood mill to increase its annual output to 100,000 m³
mill to increase its annual output to 100,000 m³
in its Shangsi County operations. The company built its
operations in September 2006, with an aim to integrate
forest plantation bases with plywood production facilities.
The company has invested about USD100 million, of
which USD60 million was used to build a fast growing
and high yielding eucalyptus plantation and USD40
million was dedicated to building a new plywood mill.
The new mill has the capacity to produce a total output of
17,000 m² of rotary veneer and 28,000 m² of plywood.
Fourteen peeling lathes, 17 pre-pressers, and 15 hot
presses and 7 sanders have been installed in the new mill.
The main products of the mill are plywood, decorative
veneer, flooring materials and package materials. The
company also has the largest eucalyptus plywood mill,
which produces different kinds of panels and advanced