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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
The economy only grew by 8.1 percent in 2012Q1. This was the slowest increase since the depths of the crisis. While the National Bureau of Statistics reported quarter-over-quarter growth of 7.4 percent… more

SFS International Food Festival

CWK volunteered at the Canadian Embassy’s “Canada Booth” at the Seoul Foreign School International Food Festival on May 19. CWK displayed a mock-up wood framed home at the booth to promote Canadian wood framed technology. Ten… more

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Canada, South Korea to re-open FTA talks

It was reported by a Korean news agency that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed to resume FTA talks within the year during the bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in… more

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Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s GDP grew a modest 2.8% on-year in the first quarter of 2012 helped by a 10.3% rise in facility investment and a 1% increase in consumption gains.
South Korea’s exports grew at a slower pace due to… more

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Japan Economy & Housing

A variety of recent economic indicators are showing expansion in Japan’s economy. Nominal annualized GDP grew a surprising 4.9% in the January to March quarter. In April exports grew 7.9%, industrial production rose 12.9%, machinery… more

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Truss Fabricator Activity in Japan

The Japan Wood Truss Council (JWTC) held its 11th annual general meeting on June 14th at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo with twenty-nine persons attending. The council is made up of 15 regular and 5 associate member companies that have… more

Take a panoramic 3D tour today!

Check out a panoramic 3D tour that offers a touring experience of 5 wood frame demo projects in China. Tour the “Xiang E Elementary School” “Mianyang Special Education School” “Beichuan Elderly Care… more

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Korea Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Code & Standard Development
1. Development of New KS Treatment Standard:
CWK and CWG (Paul Newman) held a RTD meeting with local treated wood industry and Wood Committee on May 16, 2012 at CWK office to hear from Prof…. more

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China Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Codes & Standards Development (Helen Guo & Haiyan Zhang)
1.     Adoption of Canadian timber products into GB5 system
As the follow-up work of the Hangzhou meeting, Chun and Helen drafted a technical document to… more

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Japan Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Market Development
Web Seminars
One more web seminar was successfully completed on May 8th, with 63 persons logging on to COFI’s virtual web portal site in Japan to participate in the two hour live session or to review the taped… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Beyond the hype of the high yen leading to a hollowing out of corporate Japan, if 2011 corporate earnings are any indicator, Japanese companies are proving to be remarkably resilient. Despite the impacts of the Great Eastern Japan… more