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Headline of  the Latest Issue

Main foreign timber import results for last year

 

Comprised of the Japan Lumber Importers’ Association, Japan North American Lumber Conference, Japan Southsea Lumber Conference, Japan Russian Wood Products Conference, and Japan New Zealand-Chile Pine Lumber Conference, the Overall Supply and Demand of Imported Timber Liaison Committee (Gaizai Sogo Jukyu Renrakukai) recently announced the results of the main foreign Timber imported in 2013. According to the results, the amount of foreign logs received in 2013 was 4,528,434 m³ (3.6% increase compared to the previous year), and the amount of lumber products was 7,703,486 m³ (15% increase) for a total of 12,231,920 m³ (10.5% increase), which increased for the first time in two years with domestic demand in good condition in the background.

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 60
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.30
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

65

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 72
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 62
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.55
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.20
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.62
CP=connective post
March 2014 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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