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China releases 2009 timber production plan

China’s annual timber production plan for 2009 has been released by the State Forestry Administration. Under the plan, 158.57 million m³ of timber will be logged and timber output will be 100.39 million m³. The three provinces with the highest logging volume and timber output are: Guangxi Province (19.91 million m³ of logging volume, 13.13 million m³ of outputs); Fujian (17.43 million m³ of logging volume, 12.06 million m³ of outputs) and Hunan (15.16 million m³ of logging volume, 9.703 million m³ of outputs). The logging volume and timber outputs of these three provinces make up 33% and 35% of the national total, respectively.