Some Estonian sawmills may need to close by year end, at least temporarily, as a fall in demand has hit timber producers at a time of soaring energy prices. Sawmills are also facing competition from energy firms making the switch to burning wood and wood-derived products instead of natural gas, while even the hot summer has had its effect. A fall in demand from the Estonian construction sector in particular has seen the market contract by around 50 percent since early on this year,, and ...
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