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U.S. forest products industry mission to Japan 2014

 

The U.S. Forestry Industry Mission made its annual visit to Japan in December. Lead by Bob Lewis, the president of Columbia Vista Corporation, 33 mission members visited the related governmental agencies, organizations, and wood-related companies to deepen exchanges with Japanese parties concerned through sharing views on various topics. Also the delegation had annual meetings with the Japan Federation of Housing Organizations and the Japan Lumber Importers’ Association (JLIA) at Hotel Okura in Tokyo on December 2, exchanging information on the latest conditions in the housing and timber markets.

 

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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 59
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.20
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

58

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 72
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 59
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.51
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.08
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.47
CP=connective post
December 2014 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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