Recently China government began to implement a “green construction action plan” which requires, by 2015, 20% of new town construction to meet the requirements of green building standard. It is estimated that China’s urbanization rate will increase from 54% in 2013 to 60% by 2020. In particular some 400 million square meters of housing in China’s Northeast will be reformed for energy saving.
Green construction means good for the environment and sustainability so they use more natural elements, like wood. The forecast pace of urbanization will create a steadily expanding demand for wood products and the “green construction action plan“ is expected to result in higher wood consumption per square meter of completed housing. With the increasing consumption of wood and wood products, China’s current amount of timbers can not meet the market’s needs, which is a good opportunity for foreign exporters to expand China’s market.
Wood Guangzhou, a professional trading platform for wood and wood products, held in Guangzhou city every May, is an annual gathering for wood industry players, which is a good place to tap into South China’s wood market. Action speaks louder than words, wood traders from over 20 countries or regions participated as exhibitors in Wood Guangzhou 2014, which is widely reported by Guangzhou TV station: http://www.gzhw.com/video/2014/0625/610.html
The next edition of Wood Guangzhou will continue to take place in China Import & export Fair Complex during May 9-11, 2015.