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Japan SPF Shipments

Total 2011 SPF shipments to Japan finished at 782,779,000fbm or 0.8% below the year prior level of 789,344,000fbm. December shipments were 66.2 million feet or roughly 5 million feet behind year prior shipments. The total value of SPF… more

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Japan 2X4 Construction Update

For the 2011 calendar year (January to December), the Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reported that it received 274 fireproof approval applications compared to 251 approvals for same period in 2010, an increase of 9.2% from the… more

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Japan Economic Update

Japan’s high yen, the continuing European financial crisis and the fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear crisis helped drive Japan’s trade deficit in January 2012 to a new high. Persistent weakness in the European Economy resulted… more

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Technical Workshop at UBC

UBC and CanadaWood organized a short technical workshop in Vancouver with key participants from China from Jan 30-Feb3. The intent of this workshop was:

to obtain the latest information from leading academics, architects and design… more

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Designer Training Underway at Nanjing

A set of modern light weight wood frame construction designer training is currently underway from February 20 to 29, 2012 at the Nanjing Forestry University. Canada Wood worked collaboratively with the university’s Wood Industry… more

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Wood-Frame College Update

An introductory training to Wood Frame Building Systems is currently underway from February 20 to March 9, 2012 at the Shanghai Urban Management College (SUMC). The college is a pioneer partner of Canada Wood whose cooperation relationship… more

Xinjiang Seminar

Xinjiang has been an emerging market since 2010, and the Xinjiang government has issued favorable policy for wood frame construction.  Xinjiang currently has implemented WFC in resort housing, reroofing, villa projects, and rural housing… more

Harper Visits Canada Wood Demonstration

February 9, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper escorted a group of journalists to the Green Building Design Centre in Langfang to highlight the forest industry’s market development achievements.
Fifteen Canada Wood College… more

China Lumber Shipments Update

BC softwood lumber export volume to China for the year 2011 reached 7.31 million cubic meters, a 60% increase over 2010. Similarly, BC softwood lumber export value for 2011 reached $1.1 billion, a 60% increase over 2010. Information from… more

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China Housing Update

The IMF concludes that the government’s efforts to cool the property sector have been effective. The market is beginning to deflate, with price growth slowing and transaction volumes down.  However, underlying investment remains… more

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China Economic Update

The IMF has recently released its economic outlook for China for 2010 with the following prognosis.
China’s economy has shown its resilience in the midst of a difficult external environment buoyed by corporate profitability and rising… more

Signing of MOU between CWK and KWCA marks a new beginning

KWCA and CWK have signed the 2nd extension of MOU for the cooperation in the implementation of 5 Star Construction Quality Certification program, a training and inspection program for ensuring quality construction in Korea on January 28,… more

Green building seminar attracts industry professionals

‘2012 SEOUL BUILD+DECO FAIR’ was held at COEX, Seoul from January 28 to February 1, 2012. CWK organized and had a technical seminar on ‘Green Low-energy Housing, Wood Frame House’ in cooperation with FPAC, CMHC, Korea Forest… more

SPF Shipments

Owing to the progressive increase in wood housing starts and gaining popularity of SPF in structural use, Canadian SPF exports to South Korea in the first eleven months of 2011 remarkably increased 30.21% to 114,373 MFBM compared with the… more

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Korea Housing Update

Korean Housing Starts Summary and Market Condition:
Korea’s housing starts in the first eleven months of 2011 considerably increased 21.1% to 89,853 buildings from a year earlier 74,226 buildings owing to the continuous tax benefits to… more

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Korean Economic Update

South Korea’s economic growth slowed further at the end of 2011 amid deepening concerns about the impact of the Eurozone fiscal crisis on exports. 

GDP

Exports

Imports

Trade Surplus

Private Consumption

0.4% ↑

19.6%… more

Acoustical Research at NRC-IRC

NRC-IRC continued its research on heavy impact sound resistant floor assembly that will meet stringent Korean Acoustical Code requirements. NRC Berndt Zeitler and CWK Country Director decided to conduct a seminar on the finding of this… more