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Headline of  the Latest Issue

21.4 billion yen was financed to the forestry sector in 2015

 

Japan Finance Corporation has released the results of its financing to the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors for fiscal 2015 lately. According to the report, the highest record of 376 billion yen was financed to the sectors in the year since the corporation was established in fiscal 2008. Out of the figures, what was financed to the forestry sector reduced to 21.4 billion yen from the previous year, but those financing to woody biomass power plants and related facilities conspicuously increased 3.1 billion yen to 8.3 billion yen from a year ago.

 

Industrial Topics
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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