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JLJ publishes twice a month Japan Lumber Journal, a magazine that provides news about trends in the Japanese wood market.Because we offer services in areas such as seminar planning, translation work (English & Chinese), and editing of bulletins in English, please feel free to consult with us if you are thinking about sending information intended for abroad.

 

Headline of  the Latest Issue

Japan’s production of laminated lumber in 2015

 

Japan Laminated Wood Products Association recently announced results of the research on the domestic production of laminated lumber in 2015. The domestic production of laminated lumber in 2015 was 1,484,500 cubic meters (down by 4.5% from the previous year), falling below the previous year’s level for the 2nd consecutive year. For this research, the association conducted the survey on its member companies and calculated domestic production volume.

 

 

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Wholesalers' Market Prices
(lumber & logs 1,000 yen / cbm; plywood 1,000 yen / sheet; CP 1,000 yen /piece)
item price(JPY)
Hem, baby square (imported) KD(S4S) 105mm x 105mm 57
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.25
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

55

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 71
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 65
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.37
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.11
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.29
CP=connective post
March 2016 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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