Keyword: Japan

Lumber prices in Japan soaring again

    Lumber prices in Japan are soaring in the wake of the Ukraine war. The shortage that [...]

Acquisition of Russia’s RFP Group by Japanese holding unclear

Iida Group Holdings acquired a 75% stake in Russian lumber producer RFP Group for 60 billion yen ($525 million) at [...]

Skyrocketing wood prices in Japan due to Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine has inflated the cost of timber in Japan.    Russia’s retaliatory measures [...]

Japanese corporations take over global forest investor

New Forests, a Sydney-based Australian investment company that invests in natural assets worldwide, including sustainably managed forests, is to [...]

Japan to offer financial aid to companies switching from imported to domestic lumber

    Japan's Forestry Agency plans to offer financial aid to companies switching from foreign to domestic [...]

Japan’s lumber industry under pressure due to ban on Russian wood

    The global lumber industry has been through a tumultuous period over the past year or so [...]

Lumber prices rise in Japan as builders run out of Russian wood

    Lumber prices have reached record highs in Japan since economic sanctions were imposed against Russia, leading [...]

Japan bans the import of Russian timber

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently announced that he will stop importing some Russian timber products from this week.  [...]

Japan’s Iida Group buys 75% in the largest forestry company in Russia’s Far East

    The Japanese Iida Group will acquire 75% in the Russian Forest Products Group timber holding for [...]

EU exports less softwood lumber to Japan but at much higher prices

Exports of European softwood lumber to Japan reached in volume 1,110,802 cubic meters in the first half of [...]