innovation wood (iwood)
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CH-6300 Zug

Europe comparable to Switzerland

The situation within Europe can be compared to the one in Switzerland. This can also be seen in the price comparison. Interesting are the price differences within Germany. The higher prices in northern Germany indicate that the situation in southern Germany is just as tense as in Switzerland. But it seems that supply and demand for timber by-products in Europe keep a slightly better balance than in Switzerland. It can be observed, that parallel to growing capacities of sawmills the wood panel industry, which demands large amounts of by-products, has also grown.

Over all one can say that the prices for by-products in Europe are still so low that alternative customers to the existing wood industry are always taken into consideration.