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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

Wooden buildings account for more than 10% of public buildings in 2014

 

The Forestry agency released the rate of wooden buildings in public buildings in FY 2014 on June 8th. The figures are calculated based on "the Building Starts 2014" by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The rate of wooden buildings in public buildings (floor area basis) which started construction in FY 2014 is 10.4% (up 1.5 points from the previous year).

 

 

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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 55
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.25
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

53

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 71
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 65
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.31
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.10
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.31
CP=connective post
July 2016 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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