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Wood Industry Quarterly Update – 2020 Q1

BC softwood lumber exports:
Softwood lumber exports from BC have declined in volume quarter on quarter since 19Q2. In 20Q1 the total exports further slipped by 9.7% over 19Q4, reaching 3,979K m3. The export volume of 20Q1 stands at 78.4%… more

Focused Policy Coverage : China’s Two Sessions 2020

The Two Sessions refer to the annual meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) – an advisory body of over 2,000 members – and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body…. more

Vancouver goes for 12-storey

Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Stories Approved by Vancouver B.C. City Council
Although a vast forest resource may have something to do with it, the adoption within Canada of mass timber for tall wood buildings is also in recognition of… more

Japan Corona Virus Update

By mid-May the Coronavirus outbreak is showing signs of receding in Japan. The number of new cases nationwide peaked at the 650 level in mid-April. By mid-May, Tokyo has consistently reported less than 10 new cases daily. The state of… more

The Aesthetic Appeal of Wooden 2×4

Manten Social Welfare Corporation builds another senior home using platform frame construction. This is the third 2×4 elderly care project the owners, Mr. & Mrs. Yamada, have built in Japan since participating in COFI/Canada Wood… more

NLT Technical Project Report Published

This past year COFI/Canada Wood Japan worked with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association to facilitate the spread of large-scale wooden buildings using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) in horizontal diaphragms such as roof and floor… more

Japan Housing and Non-residential Starts: Jan&Feb 2020

January’s total housing starts dropped 10.1% to finish at 60,341 units for the seventh consecutive monthly decline. Owner-occupied housing declined 13.8%, and rental housing fell 2.5%. Wooden housing fell 11.2% to 33,849 units. Post… more

Peanut Home Gaining Ground Among Young Koreans

A 27-duplexes home complex project in Seoul has started construction earlier this year. Under the motif of “Nature in the city,” the development features a so-called “peanut house” design and has close access to the newly built… more

China Policy Briefing 2020 – Issue 2

FII China has released a policy briefing to inform Canadian Stakeholders on a variety of updates relating to China’s wood, construction and real estate industries. The report includes information on China’s green building initiatives,… more

Product Trial Success in Vietnam

A key component of Forestry Innovation Investment (FII)’s market diversification strategy is to expand awareness and use of B.C. forest products across Asia. In 2015, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Canada… more

Canada Wood China hosted Shipper’s meeting in Shanghai

On May 14th, Canada Wood China (CW China) hosted a Lumber Shipper’s Meeting in Shanghai to update industry stakeholders on 2020-2021 program priorities, and to discuss recent trends in the lumber industry in China. Eric Wong, Managing… more