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April 21, 2015

Mapping China’s Wood Remanufacturing Industry

The International Wood Markets Group recently performed an assessment of market potential for Canadian lumber in China’s remanufacturing sector. The project consisted in a review of existing exports and company level data, a survey of the major Western Canada sawmilling and exporting companies and meetings or phone calls with Canadian stakeholders to discuss their business in China. The objective was to determine the current mix of Canadian products/species/grades/sizes exported to China that are being used by local manufacturers and distributors servicing the remanufacturing sector.

To obtain a copy of the report, please contact Aude at [email protected]

October 1, 2014

Occasion d’affaires pour les producteurs de bois canadiens en Turquie – Présentation

IBS Research and Consultancy a récemment offert un webinaire portant sur les principaux résultats de leur étude. Cliquer ci-dessous pour accéder à la présentation (version anglaise seulement).

Opportunities for Canadian Wood Producers in Turkey – Presentation

September 24, 2014

Perceptions of Canada’s Forest Products and Forest Management Practices

Léger – The Research Intelligence Group conducted two surveys in the first quarter of 2014. They canvassed hundreds of buyers of forest products from Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia about their perceptions of our Canadian forest products and forest management practices, their use of wood as a building material, and key drivers impacting their wood purchasing decisions

The first survey evaluated the level of knowledge about the use and properties of wood as a building material. It revealed that information provided about Canadian wood and wood building systems leads to greater use of wood. The second survey evaluated stakeholder perceptions of Canadian forest products and forest management practices. It also measured their general awareness of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). Key findings from this survey revealed that Canada is perceived as the best wood product supplier in terms of environmental practices and reputation, with 71% of those surveyed saying Canada’s environmental practices were better than average. The survey also revealed that most respondents consider sustainability a mainstream part of their business and perceive a strong forest management reputation to be a competitive advantage.

To obtain a copy of the full survey reports, please contact Cheryl Miltimore at [email protected]