While the rate of decline began to gradually ease, July’s total housing starts continued to trail year prior levels with an 11.3% decline to finish at 70,244 units. Owner-occupied housing declined 13.6% and rental housing fell 8.8%…. more
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Managing Director, Canada Wood Japan
Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and later from the Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano College in 1995. His career has spanned 15 years in international forest and building products marketing and sales with leading primary producers. Shawn joined the Canada Wood group in April 2007 to take on the role of Director, Japan Operations. He resides in Tokyo with his wife Christine and son Cole.
In these challenging times of global pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions, it’s nice to come across a good news story that celebrates the friendship and bonds between nations. To wit, the Japanese Post Office has recently issued a… more
June 2020 Japan Housing Starts
Recessionary pressures and the Covid 19 pandemic weighed heavily on construction activity. June total housing starts fell 12.7% year over year to finish at 71,101 units. Owner occupied housing declined… more
May total housing starts continued to trail year prior results, falling 12.3% to finish at 63,683 units. Owner occupied housing declined 20.7% and rental housing fell 8.1%. Wooden housing fell 15.6% to 35,632 units. Post and beam starts… more