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Forestry booms in past decade

Updated: Apr 23,2015 7:20 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s forestry sector surged between 2001-2014 with a stunning annual growth rate of 22 percent, official data showed.

The output value of the sector amounted to more than 4 trillion yuan ($around 650 billion) last year contributed by more than a million enterprises and hundreds of millions of farmers, Sun Jian, an official of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), said on April 23.

“Forestry’s blossoming means a lot to economic transformation,” Sun said, citing improved farmers’ income and a robust forestry-related tertiary sector.

The SFA plans to hold 5 forestry-related trade fairs with local governments to further stimulate the sector.