• 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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March, 2023 Japan

Reaching New Heights: The 5th COFI / CW Design Awards Showcase Innovation in the Big & Tall Wood Challenge

The 5th COFI / Canada Wood Design Awards – Big & Tall Wood Challenge – captivated the architecture…

March, 2023 China

The Changing Softwood Market in China

There are numerous ongoing developments and emerging themes in China that continue to impact market dynamics. The…

March, 2023

Timber Triumph: Innovative Wooden Warehouses Constructed with Canadian Lumber

In the Hyogo Prefecture’s Tamba Sasayama region, a 90-minute drive north-east of Osaka, APA-The Engineered…

Case Studies

Case Studies

Canada Wood Impact Report for 2021: Build Resilience Through Market Diversification

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

Our Projects

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Tokyo University of the Arts International Exchange Centre

Efforts are spearheaded by Canada Wood Japan to integrate NLT (nail-laminated timber) technology into the International Exchange Centre building at the Tokyo University of the Arts, a pioneering NLT demonstration project in Japan where the timber panels are utilized on the levels from 3rd to 5th. Located in the heart of the Ueno Campus of […]

The National Sliding Centre at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

The National Sliding Center is located at the southern foot of Xiaohaituo Mountain in the Yanqing District of Beijing. Designed by Li Xinggang, the Chief Designer of the Beijing National Stadium, the project featured a red cedar roof that covered 1974 meters, with 16 curves that had different angles and slopes. The track included a […]

wood infill wall

ZYF Construction Group Headquarters

The new headquarters for the Zhongyifeng (ZYF) Construction Group was developed in partnership with ZYF, Shanghai Electric Matechstone (MTS) and Canada Wood China. To transform and upgrade its business model supporting Chinese prefabrication policies, ZYF was seeking new technologies and new products to feature as a case study for their new head office building. They […]

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

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