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As one of the important forest chemicals, gum rosin is widely used in adhesive, paint & coating, rubber, ink, gum based candy, paper, batik, etc. Driven by the fast development of downstream industries, China's gum rosin industry developed fast in the past few years.China has abundant pine resources, which guarantees sufficient oleoresin supply and then gum rosin production. However, in the past few years, infestation, eucalyptus planting and bad weather such as drought, heavy rain, snow, etc. have had negative influence on oleoresin tapping in major pine growing areas, such as Guangxi, Guangdong, Yunnan, Jiangxi and Hubei. China's gum rosin production declined in 2008 and 2009, and the price of oleoresin and gum rosin increased crazily in 2010 because of the short supply of oleoresin. China is the top producer of gum rosin in the world. Quite a number of gum rosin and its derivatives are exported every year, and most of gum rosin is export through Huangpu Port of Guangzhou City. The price and stock of gum rosin in Huangpu Port can reflect general domestic market trend. In recent few years, more and more local companies and multinationals are engaged in the deep-processing of gum rosin, and the domestic consumption of gum rosin has been increasing. In the meantime, more and more end users are trying to conduct R&D to reduce the usage of gum rosin, because the price of gum rosin and its derivatives is changeable and relatively high compared with its competitive products such as petroleum resin.