Illegally Cut Timber Imported to China in 2011

Between 2000 and 2011, the number of foreign timber imported into China’s manufacturing industry tripled to reach 180 million cubic meters in 2011.China is the largest wood importer in the world.

According to estimates by the Environmental Investigation Agency, at least 10 percent of the timber that was imported into China was illegally logged.

Source:  AFP, “China demand fuels illegal logging: report,” Google News, November 29, 2012.