Timber harvest gathers pace again in 2020

Neuchâtel, 15.07.2021 - With 4.8 million m3, in 2020, 4% more timber was harvested than in the previous year. This was 1% higher than the 2016-2019 average. As far as fuel wood was concerned, more wood chip was harvested in 2020, while a declining trend was seen for lump wood. Furthermore, more deciduous and fewer coniferous trees were newly planted. These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) Swiss Forestry Statistics and from the Forest Enterprise Network run by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

Address for enquiries

Andreas Berger, FSO
tel.: +41 58 485 68 20, e-mail: andreas.berger@bfs.admin.ch

Matthias Biolley, FOEN
tel.: +41 58 485 08 69, e-mail: matthias.biolley@bafu.admin.ch


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