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Korea Economy, Construction, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea’s GDP expanded 0.5% in the second quarter of 2014, slowed from a 0.9% growth logged in the previous quarter. Exports gained 1.7% in the second quarter from three months earlier. Private spending slipped 0.3%,… more

Japan Economy, Construction, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
In September the Japanese yen continued to weaken moving from 104 yen to 109 to the US dollar.  The weakening yen propelled the Nikkei Stock Index to the 16,300 level – its highest finish in seven years. Since the LDP came… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Weaker than expected industrial production data is likely to generate headlines this month. However these results are not as negative as they may seem – reflecting in part the impact of stimulus in Q3 2013.  This stimulus meant… more

Special Lectures for DAKHU students

Tai Jeong, Country Director/Technical Director, Canada Wood Korea, has delivered special lectures for 20 Department of Architecture students participating in annual Wood Frame Construction Workshop at Kyung Hee University (DAKHU) on August… more

University Based WFC Training Workshop with GNTECH

Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) and Canada Wood Korea have successfully completed 3rd annual Wood Frame Construction Training Workshop from June 30 to July 4, 2014 in Jinju city, Gyeongnam Province located… more

Accreditation of Fire Resistant Construction

CWK in collaboration with USG Boral Plasterboard Korea has successfully completed renewal of accreditation of fire resistant construction of 4 wall and 1 floor/ceiling load bearing assemblies, and performance testing of 2 wood framed party… more

Korea Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Owing to the economic recovery of advanced countries, South Korea’s exports amounted to US$48.42 billion in July, up 5.7% from the same month last year, while imports rose 5.8% on-year to $45.9 billion resulting the country’s… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

After the surge leading up to the consumption tax increase of 5% to 8% on April 1st, Japan’s GDP contracted at an annualized 6.8% in the April to June quarter. The second quarter contraction was led by weakness in consumption and… more

COFI Tokyo Participates in WCTE 2014

From August 10 to 14, the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) was held in Quebec City.  The WCTE is an international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures, which is held biannually… more

Looking for New Opportunities

The Tokai 2×4 Lumber Council held an internal workshop on designing and constructing large 2×4 structures for its members in Nagoya on August 22nd. As COFI has been doing a lot of pioneering work in this field, Kevin Bews was… more

Nursing Home Kazuenosha

A new nursing home under construction inFuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, will soon open in the middle of October this year. Nursing Home Kazuenosha is a two-storey2x4 fireproof structure located near the base of Japan’s sacred Mount Fuji,… more

China economy, housing & lumber shipments

Economy
China’s economy showed further signs of softening in July despite a burst of government stimulus measures, suggesting more policy support may be needed to keep growth on track as a property downturn worsens.
Unexpectedly weak… more