• Second-largest export market for Canadian wood (after the United States).
  • Home to 20+ completed wood demonstration projects since CWG’s program inception.


  • An important, high-value export destination for top-grade Canadian softwoods.
  • Japan is Canada’s second-largest offshore market for forest products.

South Korea

  • South Korea is Canada’s fifth-largest wood-product market.
  • 98% of B.C. lumber shipped to Korea is high-grade, for construction use.

32.3 mil. ft2

estimated annual wood construction starts


wood projects converted

towards the use of Canadian wood, representing a total area of 2.47 million ft2 since 2018


codes, standards and policies

influenced and supported since the launch of Canada Wood program


wood demo projects completed

since the inception of Canada Wood program

3 million

2×4 houses built as of March 2020

Market share has increased by 480% since the inception of Canada Wood program


2×4 wooden social, elder-care and medical facilities influenced


ministerial approvals

acquired from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT) for wood construction


2×4 fireproof wood projects

built using MLIT joint ministerial approvals acquired through Canada Wood Japan technical programs


2×4 houses built from 2006 to August 2020


of single-family home market is 2×4 construction, up from 2% in 2001


Super-E® certified projects completed


Five-star certified 2×4 houses built

meeting the highest building quality standard in Korea

Canada Wood Group is a non-profit organization promoting the use of Canadian wood products in the construction and wood-in-manufacturing sectors. Our programs, supported by government and industry funding, demonstrate the benefits of innovating with wood to build foundations for market growth in China, Japan South Korea, and Europe.

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First-hand monthly industry news to keep you connected with the Asian markets.

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December, 2021 Japan

Canada Tsuga Used in the Heartland of Domestic Wood

Canada Wood staff recently visited a large elderly care home job site in the heartland…

December, 2021 Japan

Japan Housing and Non-Residential Construction Reports for October

October 2021 Japan Housing Starts

The housing market continued to improve in October with…

December, 2021 Korea

Smart House, A Korean Prefab Home Builder Aims for Big

For the past three years, Seoul-based builder Smart House has focused its business energies…

Case Studies

Case Studies

Glulam Certification: Quality Matters: Support Quality Assurance for Glulam Products in China Market

Case Studies

Non-Residential Opportunities in China: Create new demand for wood building applications

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Wood Infill Wall: Transforming Construction Through Prefabrication

Our Projects

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Xi’an Skytrain station

The Olympic Sports Central Axis Ecological Park, located on the Olympic Sports Avenue in Baqiao District, Xi’an, is an important supporting project for China’s 14th National Games. As a key component of the Park project, the Skytrain station is divided into east and west sides symmetrically arranged on top of the flyover with Metro Line […]

Jinju City Community Centre

Jinju Community Centre

Building a creative neighborhood using Nail-laminated Timber

Binzhou Yangxin Ten Thousand Mu Pear Garden Tourism Center

An Architectural Expression of Sustainability for China’s tourism sector

Jiangsu Changzhou Nearly NetZero House

Demonstrate The Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Matechstone Rugao Infill Wall Project

Developing innovative hybrid technologies for industrialized construction

Xijiao Club House

Demonstrate Canada’s leadership in timber design for China’s resort development industry.

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