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Security Assessment of Taiwan Solid Wood Product Supply

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School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Division of Forestry Economics, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei 100, Taiwan
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Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei 100, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
Sustainability 2021, 13(9), 5292; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095292
Received: 9 April 2021 / Revised: 30 April 2021 / Accepted: 6 May 2021 / Published: 10 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Resources and Sustainable Utilization)
Taiwan is highly dependent on imports of solid wood materials. In the past ten years (2009–2018), it imported raw materials for solid wood products from 117 countries. Therefore, the diversity of raw material sources is a serious concern. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the risks of solid wood product supplies. The dispersion and concentration of supply sources are the measures. The SWI and HHI models are used to calculate the six major imported solid wood products. The results show that from the beginning of 2009 to the end of 2018, wood chips and pellets with the highest average annual import quantity had the lowest average performance in SWI and with the highest average HHI value, which indicates that wood chips and pellets are the riskiest items among the 6 solid wood products. While the sawn wood has the highest average SWI value and the lowest HHI value, it offers the smallest supply risk. View Full-Text
Keywords: material security; SWI indicator; HHI indicator material security; SWI indicator; HHI indicator
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Chiou, C.-R.; Chan, W.-H.; Wu, M.-S.; Lin, J.-C. Security Assessment of Taiwan Solid Wood Product Supply. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5292. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095292

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Chiou C-R, Chan W-H, Wu M-S, Lin J-C. Security Assessment of Taiwan Solid Wood Product Supply. Sustainability. 2021; 13(9):5292. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095292

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Chiou, Chyi-Rong, Wei-Hsun Chan, Meng-Shan Wu, and Jiunn-Cheng Lin. 2021. "Security Assessment of Taiwan Solid Wood Product Supply" Sustainability 13, no. 9: 5292. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095292

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