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Korean Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments Update

Economy Update
South Korea’s gross domestic product decreased more than 50% in the 2nd quarter from 0.9% to 0.4%. Economic experts and foreign investment banks say the previously predicted annual economic growth of 3% is no longer… more

Alberta funding makes mission to Canada a reality

A delegation of 35 developers, builders, architects and journalists visited Alberta and BC from July 10th to 18th. Mission participants visited Vancouver, Whistle, Edmonton and Banff.
The six journalists that attended were sponsored by… more

World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012

From July 16 to 19, World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012) was held in Auckland, New Zealand. The objective of the WCTE 2012 was to provide a forum for the exchange of the latest technological advances, research results and… more

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Japan Wood Industry impressed by BC Wood First Act

The Tokai region is known in Japan as one of the most active areas in wooden-related industries and wooden housing industries.  The Japan Wood Industry and Technology Association invited COFI Tokyo as a seminar presenter for Tokai Branch… more

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Japan Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
Between January and June, Japan posted a 2.915 trillion yen trade deficit. A key factor in this rising deficit is rising fossil fuel imports to replace energy production from Japan’s decommissioned nuclear reactors. While… more

Universities continue to seek wood curriculum

CWK University based training at Keimyung University
Canada Wood Korea made an official MOU with the College of Architectural Studies of Keimyung University (CASKMU) in Daegu Metropolitan city on May 31, 2012. The main purpose of the MOU… more

Practical Construction Training Workshop

Tough but worth it!
Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with the Korea Wood Construction Association and Chungnam National University has successfully completed a Practical Construction Training Workshop held from July 2 to July 14 in… more

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Korea Economy, Housing, and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The South Korean government decreased its real growth forecast for 2012 from 3.7% to 3.3% as Europe’s debt crisis and other negative externalities are expected to put the brakes on Korea’s recovery momentum.  South… more

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Russian Wood Seminar

Suifenhe (close to China-Russian border), July 18, 2012
Leonard Mao attended the Russian Wood Products seminar in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang Province after the Canadian Wood Products Conference that Canada Wood organized. There were several… more

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Qingdao Softwood Lumber Distributor’s Conference

Qingdao, July 16, 2012
The Eastern Shandong Peninsula, that engulfs major seaport cities like Qingdao and Yantai, is a hub for Canadian lumber imports. In Recent years, wood materials distributors in the area are demonstrating an… more

China Students Construction Festival

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Nanjing University, students from the Architecture and Urban Planning department initiated a China Student Construction Festival. As a key part of the festival, within ten days, two real size… more

China Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy  

Growth moderated further in 2011Q2. While the data do not indicate that China is heading for a hard landing, they do show weakness in all sectors of the economy, which we believe will keep growth below 8… more

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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
The economy only grew by 8.1 percent in 2012Q1. This was the slowest increase since the depths of the crisis. While the National Bureau of Statistics reported quarter-over-quarter growth of 7.4 percent… more

SFS International Food Festival

CWK volunteered at the Canadian Embassy’s “Canada Booth” at the Seoul Foreign School International Food Festival on May 19. CWK displayed a mock-up wood framed home at the booth to promote Canadian wood framed technology. Ten… more

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Canada, South Korea to re-open FTA talks

It was reported by a Korean news agency that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed to resume FTA talks within the year during the bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in… more