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China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

2017Q3 highlights[i]:

GDP growth in Q3 is 6.8% (YOY), maintaining strong growth between 6.7% to 6.9% consecutively for 9 months.
Consumption is 64.5% of GDP, increased by 2.8% compared to 2016.
Fixed-asset investment in Q1-3 is 45,847.8… more

Waving the 2×4 Flag

We now have a new “2×4 Promotional Banner” thanks to a forward-thinking company named Panel House, located in Koichi City, Shikoku Japan. COFI Tokyo staff was contacted by the company two months ago, wanting to add an… more

Midply-Infill P&B Shear Wall Test Successful

In addition to Midply-related technical projects undertaken for PFC applications, Canada Wood Japan is conducting shear wall tests for Midply infill wall systems for post and beam applications.  This is the part of a joint COFI-APA-CFPA… more

Changing competitive landscape of China’s wood market

In 2016, China’s commercial timber trade volume (including logs and sawn lumber) is about 160 million m3, of which 93 million m3 or 58% is imported representing an increase of 13.5% year-on-year (YOY).
The volume of China sawn lumber… more

Japan’s Growing Interest in 2×4 Midrise Construction

On October 12th the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association held a major symposium on “The results of technical test program work on the 6 storey 2×4 demonstration project in Tsukuba”. The symposium venue was filled to capacity… more

Re-signage ceremony of Alberta Pavilion in Pyeongchang

The Alberta Pavilion was constructed in 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gangwon-Alberta sister province relationship, and to serve as a landmark for upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Gangwon… more

Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea’s economic growth hit a seven-year record high in the third quarter of 2017 mainly due to increased construction investment and exports.
South Korea’s gross domestic product in the third quarter increased 1.4% from… more

Esprit Kagoshima Aira

Elder care service provider Esprit, continues to expand with 2×4. They are now constructing their fourth 2×4 senior’s facility in Kyushu region of Japan, this time in Aira City in Kagoshima Prefecture, slated for completion… more

Canadian lumber steps into furniture market

On August 25th 2017, Canada Wood China (CW China) signed a strategic cooperation MOU with Sichuan Guodong Construction Holding Co., Ltd (Sichuan Guodong) on “jointly promote the applications of Canadian qualified lumber on furniture… more

Pilot CLT Plant in China

We visited a CLT plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on August 31st. This plant is the company’s first pilot plant – Ningbo Sino-Canada Low-Carbon Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd. whose CTO used to be a senior scientist at… more