“After the heat wave, there is a threat of frost,” is how DI Markus Schmölzer, chairman of the Austrian sawmill industry, describes the current situation in his industry on the occasion of International Wood Day on September 15, 2023 in Pörtschach. The great demand in recent years has been followed by a significant decline. “This year we are experiencing a massive decline in construction activity and a lack of orders from the construction industry. Therefore, the Austrian sawmill industry will produce significantly less in 2023 than in previous years, possibly up to 20 percent.” The timber trade ...
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