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Distribution Systems for Value-added Wood Products in China
In recent years, China has become a vital market for many US wood exporters. Now the fourth largest export destination for US wood products, exports from the US to China have increased an average of 30 percent per year over the past 10 years. From 1999-2004, US exports of softwood lumber increased from $1.2 million to $27.5 ...
A Comparative Assessment of the North American and Japanese 2x4 Residential Construction Systems: Opportunities for US Building Materials
The purpose of this project was to perform a comparative assessment of the US and Japanese 2x4 construction technologies, evaluate Japanese builders perceptions of US value-added wood building materials and identify opportunities to increase the use of US wood building materials within the Japanese 2x4 construction sector. ...
China Treated Lumber Market Study
As China’s economy has grown and personal income has risen over the past decade, spending on landscaping and public works projects has increased dramatically, and with it China’s demand for treated softwood lumber. New luxury residential developments commonly include traditional Chinese landscape design, which includes man-made ...
Changing Export Trends and the Health of the Pacific Northwest Forest Sector
The Pacific Northwest (PNW) forest sector is strategically linked to Pacific Rim markets, as it has been at a competitive disadvantage with the US South and interior Canada in delivering wood products to the population dense eastern and southern US markets. Deep-water port access to Asia however, has provided the PNW with a ...
China Sourcebook: An Introduction to the Chinese Residential Construction and Building Materials Market
China’s rapid economic development over the past two decades has dramatically changed its position in the world economy. China has emerged from virtual isolation to become the seventh largest trading nation and the sixth largest economy in the world. Policies to encourage international trading relationships and stimulate ...
Exploratory Assessment of e-Commerce Impacts on Processing Performance and Technology Changes in the Forest Products Industry
Despite strong demand, the forest products sector has not generated even average financial returns on its invested capital. A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey found that while global forest products industry sales increased 11.8 percent in 2003-2004 to $340 billion, return on capital employed (ROCE) showed only modest growth. ...