China's experience in trade statistics on bamboo and rattan
Author: Jin H.
Source: Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, Volume 2, Number 4, 2003 , pp. 417-427(11)
Publisher: VSP, an imprint of Brill
Abstract:Bamboo and rattan (B&R) are important non-wood forest products whose annual world trade is currently estimated to be more than US$ 10 billion. However, the huge economic and social importance of the B&R sector, whether at national or global level, is based on estimations because of the complication and scattered existence of information sources. In China, the B&R industry and its export activities are well developed, and a comparatively good system and a more detailed commodity classification have been adopted to collect the information. This paper will offer an introduction to China's international statistical system for B&R data and trade development in the recently years.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-12-01