Chinese Gum Rosin

Struggling with labor cost, inefficient tapping technique, and forest resources, Chinese gum rosin production is declining and rosin resins manufacturers are relying every year more on imported gum rosin.

 

Internal Chinese consumption of gum rosin show a slow decline. We understand that there is going on an important replacement by hydrocarbon resins. The table below show the figures for gum rosin internal consumption in the last three years.

kTons/year 2014 2015 2016
(*)
2017
PRODUCTION 615 490 441
EXPORTS 122 85 59
IMPORTS 11 23 41
CONSUMPTION 504 428 423

(*) Data for 2016 is from January to November.

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