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July 1, 2013

Climate-based Performance of Wood/Heavy Timber Frame Construction in the Middle East – a Review

This work is a follow-up step to recent initiatives, supported by NRCan’s Expanding Market Opportunities (EMO) program, in assessing the potential of expanding and diversifying Canadian wood exports, namely to the Middle East. Such initiatives include – but are not limited to – a recent market analysis report by the Walker Consulting Group1, and a recent mission to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Leading to this study, there was no published compendium of climate-based information for Canadian wood exporters to the Middle East, namely concerning wood-based building envelope assemblies and structures and in particular how such constructions would perform in the hot and humid regions of the Persian Gulf.

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


April 15, 2013

Transportation Costs and Competitiveness of Eastern Canada Lumber in GCC Markets

Prepared for: Natural Resources Canada Prepared by: CPCS

This study focuses on the transportation costs and competitiveness of the supply chains used by Eastern Canadian suppliers of wood products to countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It aims to inform Canada’s GCC market development strategy. Transportation costs represent a very significant portion of total landed costs of lumber to GCC markets; thus Canada’s transportation competitiveness relative to other key importers is critical.

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