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Japan North American Lumber Conference’s Ordinary General Meeting for 2017

The Japan North American Lumber Conference held its ordinary general meeting for fiscal 2017 at the Genboku Kaikan in Toyo-cho, Tokyo on June 7. Discussed and approved were the business report and account settlement report for fiscal 2016, and the business plan and cash budget for fiscal 2017. Then local conditions in the producing regions of North American wood and the situation of Japanese market were reported. And Japan's demand for North American logs and lumber for January-December 2017, which was estimated in December 2016, was revised to 2,743,000 cubic meters of logs (down 1.1% from the previous year) and 2,217,000 cubic meters of lumber (down 2.4% from the previous year). The log demand is concentrated in the Chugoku and Keihin districts, where Chugoku Mokuzai Co., Ltd. has its head factory and the Kashima factory.

 

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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 51
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.25
JRC, baby square for post KD 3m

65

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 71
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 63
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.36
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.19
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.48
CP=connective post
April 2017 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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