Austria: Softwood lumber prices halved in recent months

Austria: Softwood lumber prices halved in recent months
Sales of Austrian sawmills have collapsed: while the warehouses are full of wood, the price of softwood lumber has fallen by half within a few months. Salzburg entrepreneurs attribute this, among other things, to the stricter credit guidelines of the banks, which would have reduced construction activity. The Austrian wood market reacts sensitively to changes. Sales are currently falling, as is the price of wood. However, after a number of windstorms and bark beetle infestations, it is important that the Salzburg sawmills take over this wood. With full warehouses, however, this is difficult at the moment. “We are ...

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