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Headline of  the Latest Issue

Japan’s exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released the “Information on the Exports and Imports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products (prompt report)” on December 8. According to the report, Japan’s export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products amounted to 66.07 billion yen in October 2015, an increase of 17.5% from the same month of the previous year. As a result, the figure totaled to 602.93 billion yen for January-October of the year, a rise of 23.2% from the same period of the previous year, reaching the same level as the annual export of 611.7 billion yen in 2014.

 

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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 64
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.49
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.10
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.27
CP=connective post
December 2015 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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