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The Damages caused by The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and Actions taken by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries –The Plywood Supply and Demand Information Exchange Meeting


The Plywood Supply and Demand Information Exchange Meeting for Disaster Recovery of the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake was held by Forestry Agency and related business organizations, on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.


Date: 22nd March 2011

Venue:  Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries


  Japan Plywood Manufacturers' Association
  Japan Plywood Wholsalers Association
  Japan Wood Import Association
  Japan Wood-Products Information & Research Center (JAWIC)


 As plywood production quantities from devastated facilities were a quarter of total production, increasing production by other domestic factories should make up the decrease.
The organization provided the information that it was possible to supply plywood accommodating demand of temporary housings and urgent recovery, on the websiteTheir shipping is expected to start in turn this week.
 Though customers had anxiety for suspended distribution right after the earthquake, their anxiety will be swept away by recovering supplyThus, it is important for supply side to provide information positively.
 The organizations requested the government to provide such information about supply and demand of plywood as being possible to supply plywood stably,to secure the smooth supply of material log  and so on.
 Though it would be difficult to foresee total plywood demand in Japan, supply of plywood for temporary housings is important for the present and the relevant organizations and the government need to exchange information in order that the products would be distributed properly through the current business transaction system.
 Monitoring is necessary not to increase speculative transaction.


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