Canadian Forest Service Publications

An Examination of the Markets for Sliced Softwood Veneer. 1994. Cartwright, D. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Working Paper WP-OI-94.03, copublished by the BC Ministry of Forests.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3562

Language: English

Series: Working Paper WP (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The objectives of this study were to conduct a market search of producers of sliced softwood veneer in Western Canada, the Pacific Northwest, California, and Japan, and identify purchasers of thin sawn boards and/or sliced veneer interested in entering into medium to long term sales agreements with a British Columbia based manufacturing company. The market survey included direct contact with over sixty industry representatives in approximately fifty companies. Information was gathered on the demand for sliced veneer, present consumption, the competitiveness of existing producers, and current price levels. In North America, the principal users of sliced softwood veneer are the wood door and window manufacturers. The survey showed that the U.S. market for sliced softwood veneer is in an oversupply situation. Most of the company representatives contacted reported that they purchased sliced veneer on the open market only when their needs surpassed their ability to supply from within or from traditional suppliers. The market opportunities for sliced softwood veneer produced from raw material grown in British Columbia’s forest are, at this time, limited.