In 2016. Chinese plywood production rose 7% to 177.56 million cubic metres accounting for nearly 60% of total woodbased panel output and was valued at RMB367.5 billion.
Of the total, 163.82 million cubic metres were plain plywood, 7.34 million cubic metres were laminated or wood/bamboo composite plywood and 6.4 million cubic metres were bamboo.
The output from mills in Shandong province was the largest and rose 6% to 51.57 million cubic metres in 2016.
The output in almost all provinces increased in 2016. The output of Hebei, Fujian, Jiangsu and Hu’nan provinces grew dramatically by 38%, 35%, 23% and 16% respectively. However, the output of Guangdong Province alone fell 4% in 2016.