Higher timber prices promote timber harvesting in 2021

Neuchâtel, 26.07.2022 - With just under 5 million m3, in 2021 4% more timber was harvested than in the previous year. Sawlogs accounted for 2.5 million m3 – an increase of 6%. Fuel wood confirmed its important position in energy supply. In the process, the demand for lumberwood increased again and the higher timber prices reduced the deficits of the forest enterprises. These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) Swiss Forestry Statistics and from the test forestry operations network run by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

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

Address for enquiries

Arthur Zesiger, FSO, Economic Structure and Analyses, tel.: +41 58 463 62 00,
e-mail: arthur.zesiger@bfs.admin.ch

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


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