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B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission to China

B.C. Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson led a B.C.’s largest-ever forest sector mission to China from November 12th to 15th. There were over 40 delegates from more than 20 B.C…. more

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

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

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

Wood prefabricated construction getting attention

Canada Wood China participated in a 3-day trade show – “2017 10th Green Architecture and Construction Materials Expo” (also known as “ESBuild”) from July 5th to July 9th. The trade show is recognized as the top exhibition of… more

“Making waves, moving markets”

“Making waves, moving markets” – William Pang, MD Shanghai Pablo Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Canada Wood China participated in the Sylva Wood Trade Show from June 26th to June 28th in Shanghai. As Asia’s only trade expo for sourcing… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

2nd quarter highlights: 

GDP of 2nd quarter expanded 6.9% year-on-year
Industrial output was up 7.6% in June year-on-year which beat the estimated 6.5% increase
Fixed-asset investment rose 8.6% in the first half of this year which also… more

New MOHURD Minister Appointed

On June 27th 2017, Mr. Wang Menghui was appointed the Minister of MOHURD.
Wang Menghui’s Bio:
1978 – 1983: Studied Urban Planning and Design in Tsinghua University
1983 – 1995: Worked in Tsinghua University
1995 – 2017: Worked in… more

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Media Splash on Minister Carr’s Mission to China

During June 5 and June 9th, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr led a mission to Beijing and Tianjin, in order to build on the strong existing bilateral trade relationship and to promote Canada’s products… more

Developing a Wood Culture Starts from an Early Age

Wood construction remains a widely unknown building system to many in China. Over the years, Canada Wood has spent significant efforts to cultivate a wood culture in the country. While usually we talk to university students and… more