Forest Management Policies and Resource Balance in China: An Assessment of the Current Situation

GATE Working Paper No. 07-12

32 Pages Posted: 23 May 2007 Last revised: 11 May 2010

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Sylvie Démurger

University of Lyon 2 - Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE)

Hou Yuanzhao

Chinese Academy of Forestry

Weiyong Yang

Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1 - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI)

Date Written: April 18, 2007

Abstract

Using the latest forest inventory, this paper provides a comprehensive analysis of China's forest sector by focusing on new forest trends, forest policy changes and challenges to achieve a sustainable forest management. We analyze the dynamics of forest resources and provide an impact assessment of forest policies on China's forestry development over the last decades. Moreover, the analysis of the forest market highlights substantial disequilibria marked by a limited domestic supply potential and a growing demand for forest products satisfied by increasing imports. Internal and external solutions are explored and their implications for China and supplying countries are assessed.

Keywords: China , Forest management , Forest resources

JEL Classification: O13 , O53 , Q23 , Q28

Suggested Citation

Démurger, Sylvie and Yuanzhao, Hou and Yang, Weiyong, Forest Management Policies and Resource Balance in China: An Assessment of the Current Situation (April 18, 2007). GATE Working Paper No. 07-12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=988054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.988054

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Hou Yuanzhao

Chinese Academy of Forestry ( email )

Wanshou Shan
Beijing, 100091
China

Weiyong Yang

Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1 - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI) ( email )

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63000 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1
France

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