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JLJ publishes twice a month Japan Lumber Journal, a magazine that provides news about trends in the Japanese wood market.Because we offer services in areas such as seminar planning, translation work (English & Chinese), and editing of bulletins in English, please feel free to consult with us if you are thinking about sending information intended for abroad.

 

Headline of  the Latest Issue

A proposal plan for forestry approved by the Forestry Agency

 

The “Forest and Forestry Basic Plan”, which lays out the basic direction of the measures related forests and forestry in the future, was approved by the Cabinet on May 24. The plan is reviewed and revised every five years since it was first drawn up in October 1991, and for this current plan, the previous plan, which was established in July 2011, was reviewed and revised after taking into account various issues and changes in the situation.

 

 

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 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 65
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.37
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.11
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.29
CP=connective post
March 2016 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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