China currently ranks second in the world in paper consumption, and is expected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest paper consumer in a few years. By 2010, China’s per capita paper and paperboard consumption is expected to reach 62kg. China is also the world’s second-largest paper producer, experiencing a rapid annual growth since 2000…

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China’s plastics consumption grew at an average rate of 15% per year during 1979-2005, and is expected to maintain strong growth rates up to 2015. Domestic capacity for plastic manufacturing has increased steadily in recent years, but the growth slowed down to 9.3 percent in the first four months of 2009. Double-digit growth is expected to resume with the support of the government stimulus package…”

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