China: Total flooring sales rise 5% in 2017

China’s wood and bamboo flooring sales in 2017 totalled 415.2 million square metres, a year-on-year increase of five per cent, according to the flooring Committee, China National Forestry Forest Industry Association (CNFPIA).

Of the total, solid wood flooring sales rose nine per cent to 47.9 million square metres; wood composite flooring sales were up 10 per cent to 114.9 million square metres; laminate flooring sales jumped two per cent to 214.7 million square metres while bamboo flooring sales were down 1.2 per cent to 33.6 million square metres.

Laminate flooring sales accounted for over 50 per cent of total sales followed by wood composite flooring which accounted for 28 per cent of all sales. Solid wood flooring accounted for 12 per cent of sales with the balance being mainly bamboo flooring.


Source: ITTO