2011 North America Bio-materials: A Synthesis Report - Executive summary
Significant change is expected over the next ten years in the Canadian forest sector. Companies can expect large changes in supply and demand patterns from countries such as Brazil, China, India and Russia that will also impact on supply within Canada. They can also expect changing product attribute demands resulting from an economy focused more on sustainability. These all provide transformational opportunities for industry. This Bio-materials Synthesis Report attempts to identify the best path forward for industry based on these expected changes and is one of the outcomes of the Bio-pathways II project. Forest industry stakeholders believe it is essential for Canada to continue to hold its competitive advantage with traditional products, and to expand further into value-adding products and services.