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Tokachi 2×4 Association 40th Anniversary Event

The Tokachi 2×4 Association celebrated its 40th anniversary on October 24th and 25th. The organization is made up of twenty-two local 2×4 home builders and they design and build some of the best quality 2×4 homes in Japan…. more

Technical Approaches to NLT in Progress

Subsequently to establishing an NLT technical committee in April 2018, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association has been working together on several Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) test programs. One technical project is to… more

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Japan Housing Starts Summary for September 2018

In September total housing starts edged down 1.5% to 81,903 units. Owner occupied housing was unchanged compared to a 5.8% decrease in rental housing. Total wooden housing was also unchanged at 48,404 starts. However, weakness in rental… more

Korean Technical Mission Ends in Success

Canada Wood Korea has successfully completed its annual Technical Mission, visiting Canada and Japan from September 26 to October 7 with participation of 13 WFC industry leaders including renowned architects, structural engineers and… more

Jeju Island Building with Wood Despite Harsh Climate

Jeju Island is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. It has a moderate climate; even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C. Despite its mild temperature, it experiences a humid subtropical climate with… more

Who will benefit from the American timber tariff?

China announced a 25% tariff on U.S. imports, on a value of $16 billion from August 23rd. The taxed products include $1.83 billion of wood products and logs.
A large range of wood products are listed in the tariff list, including oak… more

China Economic Update

China to Reduce Wood Import Tariffs November 1
2018 Q3 highlights:

China’s GDP hit the lowest growth in September (6.5%) since the first quarter of 2009 during the global financial crisis and missed market consensus of 6.6%.i
China… more

CanadaWood.cn Gets Facelift!

Canada Wood China is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website – www.canadawood.cn. We are certain the new website will provide the most relevant, informative and inspiring browsing experience for developers,… more

Market Research of Wood Frame Construction in 2018 Q2

To better understand the wood frame construction market in China, Canada Wood China has started a quarterly market survey in 2018, aiming to track wood construction project starts, project types and construction floor areas.
1. The… more

Boat Shaped Resort Attracts Attention

Canada Wood China held a seminar focusing on wood-frame villas in resort sector in Dongyang, Zhejiang Province on September 11.
The seminar attracted nearly a hundred participants including professionals from the industry, investors, and… more

Tokushima Housing Fair 2018

Tokushima Newspaper organized and sponsored a local housing fair that was held on September 15th and 16th in Tokushima city, which is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island. If you are not aware, Shikoku island is a… more

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Non-Residential Starts July 2018

Wooden non-residential countered weakness in housing and posted solid gains in July. Although the total number of non-residential wooden buildings declined from 1,722 in June to 1,693 in July, total wooden floor area increased 8.8% to… more