COMPARISON BETWEEN BRAZIL AND CANADA AS REGARDS COMPETITIVENESS IN CONIFEROUS SAWN TIMBER PRODUCTION

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Alexandre Nascimento de Almeida João Carlos Garzel Leodoro da Silva Humberto Angelo

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The objective of this study is to identify strengths and weaknesses of Brazil and Canada regarding the production of coniferous sawn timber, based on an opinion survey with entrepreneurs operating in that business segment. The method selected for use was cluster analysis and results led to the conclusion that Brazil’s main strengths relate to the expansion potential of its domestic and export markets and also to the high productivity and profitability of its forests, while, as for Canada, in addition to having an extensive area with commercial forests, a major strength is the commitment of the Canadian government to provide adequate infrastructure for the sawn timber industry to operate effectively.

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ALMEIDA, Alexandre Nascimento de; SILVA, João Carlos Garzel Leodoro da; ANGELO, Humberto. COMPARISON BETWEEN BRAZIL AND CANADA AS REGARDS COMPETITIVENESS IN CONIFEROUS SAWN TIMBER PRODUCTION. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 3, p. 415-421, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/920>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Cluster analysis, opinion survey, benchmarking.
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