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China Economy Update

China Economic Update Q4 2019

China’s GDP increased 6.0% in Q4 2019, official data showed in mid-January, in line with expectations of market analysts and unchanged from the previous quarter’s pace. Facing sluggish demand at home and abroad as well as U.S. trade… more

European Timber Quickly Changing the China Market

In 2019, the most notable change in China’s softwood log and lumber market was the significant growth of such imports from Europe. This was mainly due to an infestation of spruce bark beetles and windstorms that have led to a massive… more

University Timber Structure Design Competition

Students from Nanjing Tech University and Tongji University won the first prizes in the Fourth University Timber Structure Design Competition held by Tongji University, Chongqing University and Canada Wood China (CW China) in December… more

Foshan Prefabricated WFC seminar a success

Canada Wood China (CW China) held another successful inbound mission in Foshan Guangdong province on December 11. It was based on the theme “Exploration of Prefabricated Wood-Frame Construction (WFC).” The event was co-organized by CW… more

Canada Wood Korea receives KIRA Award

Tai Jeong, country director of Canada Wood Korea, was honoured on November 27 with the Association Chairman Award from Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA) for his contributions to the Korea housing industry. Tai received the… more

Korea’s First NLT Office Building under construction

A public office building using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) is under construction for the first time in Korea. The 4-story hybrid office building at Sancheong-gun, Gyeongnam province, was converted from the original concrete design to mass… more

2019 Korea Wood Design Awards Winner Announced

Earlier in November, the 17th Korea Wood Design Awards announced the winners of its 2019 awards. The awards recognize the wood projects that have contributed to the innovative and creative design and built approaches. Raising the public… more

Seiwa Corporation Construction Site Visit

On November 15th, a B.C. forestry delegation of nine persons including Canada Wood staff visited two 2×4 building sites in Chiba, prefecture, a one-hour drive outside of Tokyo. Both sites were three-storey 2×4 apartments, one… more

Canada Wood lights up China’s top housing industry EXPO

Canada Wood China (CW China) recently made a strong case for wood-frame construction technology at the China International Exhibition of Housing Industry (CIEHI-EXPO) on November 7, 2019. The Expo is supervised by the Ministry of Housing… more

China Economy Update

China Economic Update 2019 Q3

China’s Gross domestic product (GDP) rose just 6.0% year-on-year in Q3 2019, marking a further loss of momentum for the economy from the second quarter’s 6.2% growth. China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed more than expected… more