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Korean Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
The South Korean economy, internally constrained by sluggish consumption and investment, is also surrounded by growing external risks.  The export-driven economy, in particular, is significantly dependent on its two… more

Canada Wood China Welcomes High-Profile Visits

Senator Terry M. Mercer; Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais; Senator Raymonde Gagné; Senator Victor Oh; Senator Claudette Tardif; Senator Pana Merchant; FII China General Manager Lisa Dou; Senator Ghislain Maltais

Canadian Senators visit Dream… more

Seijukai Elderly Home Momoshiro

Last year, May 2015, Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, sponsored a senior’s workshop on designing and constructing elderly care facilities in platform frame construction with the cooperation of the… more

Lodging and Accommodation Tour Mission

COFI hosted a group of 23 building industry professionals from Japan on a 7 day tour mission from October 2 – 8. This year’s mission focussed on North America’s rapidly developing and lucrative wood “Lodging and Multi-Family”… more

China economy, construction & lumber shipments

CHINA ECONOMIC UPDATE
September economic highlights

China’s economy remained steady in September
Real estate investments up compared to same period last year
In September, China’s overall wood imports increased compared to the same… more

Risk of hard landing persists

Economic forecasting is a challenging task at the best of times. For a non-standard economy like China, it is even more difficult; the government has more levers of influence, policy changes are not part of the public dialogue and… more

Midply Use Adopted in Second High Profile Midrise Project

In 2010, MLIT implemented an awards program “Innovative Sustainability Award”, for large scale projects promoting substantial wood use, leading to an effective measure of CO2 sequestration. The first building to win the MLIT Innovative… more

Platform Frame Midrise Gaining Momentum in Tokyo Market

In early October, Canada Wood visited the Rakuwa 4 storey elderly care facility under construction in Tokyo’s central Bunkyo Ward. The project’s basement and first floor are constructed of reinforced concrete with floors 2, 3 and 4… more

Communities Making Good Use of Reconstruction Projects

On October 5th, Natural Resource Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister, Glenn Mason and Canada Wood Japan’s, Shawn Lawlor, visited the Jericho Support Centre reconstruction project in Iwaki City, Fukushima to see how the community was… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update

On the surface, with 1.37 jobs available for every worker and an unemployment rate of 3.1%, Japan’s labour market is in a relatively sweet spot globally. But the growth of temporary non-regular employment since the… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

PROPERTY MARKET
Reports indicate that Chinese property market prices rose more in August than they have in the last six years. New-home prices increased in 64 of 70 cities, marking a 9.2% increase year-on-year. In Shanghai and Beijing,… more

The Mark of the Beginning of Korean Tall Wood Buildings

South Korea is on the tall wood building bandwagon! The Central Laboratory of Forest Genetic Resources Department (FGRD) of the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), completed in May 2016, is the largest wood frame construction in… more

South Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
South Korea’s GDP per capita reached US$27,214 in 2015 and is expected to touch the landmark US$30,000 level (be more specific, US$31,744) in 2018 contingent upon some economic conditions including annual GDP growth of… more

Bringing the CLT Buzz from Austria to China

In 2012, the delegates at the World Conference for Timber Engineering (WCTE) were asked to cast their vote to determine the 2016 conference venue. Four years later, over 1,200 experts from 46 countries around the world gathered in Vienna,… more