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  • September 12, 2014 15:50

Japan: Trends in office, kitchen and bedroom furniture imports

Japan's imports of bedroom furniture increased in July reversing the downward trend for the past two months. Demand for imported kitchen furniture has improved slightly but was capped by the weak housing starts. Imports of office furniture have settled back into the steady and unchanged levels seen before the peak just before the consumption tax increase in April this year...... [more...]

  • August 19, 2014 09:04

Japan: Trends in dried lumber

There is growing demand for dried wood for construction since dried wood has clear strength performance with less cracking and curving after applied in building. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, lumber shipment in 2013 was 10,100,000 cbms, 8.6% more than 2012. Building materials and engineering works construction materials, which...... [more...]

  • August 15, 2014 07:56

Japan: June trends in imports of office, kitchen and bedroom furniture

Japan's imports of bedroom furniture continued down in June marking the second monthly decline after the steep rise seen in the months prior to the consumption tax rise in April this year. The demand for both office and kitchen furniture has weakened and this is reflected in the flat import levels...... [more...]

  • August 07, 2014 10:47

Japan: May plywood supply

Japan's total supply of plywood in May was 546,700 cbms, 4.3% less than May la st year and 7% less than April. Import of plywood declined in May, which reduced total supply than April. Inventories of domestic softwood plywood increased due to slower demand so the manufacturers started production curtailment...... [more...]

  • August 06, 2014 06:30

Japan's Sojitz plans sales expansion of Chinese poplar LVL

Sojitz Building Materials Corporation (Tokyo) will expand sales of Chinese made poplar LVL. Poplar LVL is one of strategic items of Sojitz. Current monthly sales volume is 4,000 - 5,000 cbms then target in 2017 is 10,000 cbms. About 3,000 cbms are for fixture material and 1,000 cbms are for crating so far...... [more...]

  • August 01, 2014 07:15

Japan: Demand and supply of wood in 2013

Japan's Forestry Agency disclosed demand for wood in 2013. Total demand was 73,867,000 cbms, 4.6% more than 2012. That for lumber was 28,592,000 cbms, 9.7% more and for plywood was...... [more...]

  • July 24, 2014 13:45

Japan: Number of biomass generation facilities to increase rapidly

It has been about two years after FIT (fixed price power purchase system of renewable energy) was enacted in Japan. Number of plans of power generation facility by biomass use has been increasing rapidly and there are about 80 to 90 plans so far. About 30 will start running in next two years...... [more...]

  • July 16, 2014 14:02

Japan: Imported legal wood products in 2013

The Japan Lumber Importers Association summed up imported legal wood products in fiscal year 2013. Of total imported wood products, percentage of legal wood in sales was...... [more...]

  • July 14, 2014 09:10

Trends in Japan's imports of office, kitchen and bedroom furniture

As anticipated, Japan's furniture imports eased in May. A sharp decline was seen in both kitchen and bedroom furniture imports with office furniture imports remaining at about the same level as in April...... [more...]

  • July 09, 2014 06:01

Japan: April plywood supply

Total supply of plywood in April was 587,700 cbms, 0.8% more than April last year and 5.3% more than March. This is the second highest next to last January...... [more...]

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