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Austria: Massive price drops for logs due to bark beetle infestation and coronavirus crisis

The log market in Austria is currently impacted by the bark beetle infestation and the coronavirus crisis in June.   [...]

Austria is launching € 400 million forest aid packages

On June 16, Austria launched a package for tax relief for agriculture and for investments in climate-friendly forestry in [...]

Temporary obligation for the Austrian sawmill industry to buy damaged wood

Due to the bark beetle outbreak, the Austrian legislator is proposing to amend the Austrian Forest Act proposing a provision [...]
June 18, 2020 Forestry / Lumber / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

Austria: Enormous market and timber price pressure due to record amounts of damaged wood

Long-lasting drought, extreme weather events, increasing social demands and difficult market conditions make it difficult for forestry companies in [...]

Klausner shuts down its Klausner Lumber One sawmill in Florida

   The Klausner Lumber One sawmill has ceased production. County Administrator Randy Harris confirmed that the sawmill shut down [...]

Binderholz considers a third CLT plant

   Binderholz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant on the site of the former MDF [...]

Major Austrian parquet manufacturers accused of importing illegal timber from Ukraine

Recently, WWF Austria accused four Austrian parquet manufacturers of importing illegally harvested timber from the Ukraine. The WWF relies on [...]

Austrian wood industry hit by climate change: 80% of the total annual timber harvesting is damaged wood

Record snowfall, extreme drought and the hottest June in the history: weather extremes once again shaped the forest year 2019 [...]

July wood pellet prices in Austria

The July price of pellets in Austria reached 229.6 € per tonne or 4.71 Cent per kWh.   [...]

Prices of wood pellets in Austria drop in May

The May price of wood pellets in Austria has dropped as both compared to the previous month, as well as [...]