- 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.
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
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
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.