Switzerland: Log Demand in Dispute
"We do not know where we are," characterizes a Swiss forest contractor the current timber market situation. At present, it is hard to estimate how big log demand off Swiss sawmills will be in the upcoming fall. On one hand lumber imports – especially KVH and glulam – from the euro zone could increase since a strong Swiss franc makes goods from abroad more and more affordable. On the other hand, Swiss construction industry is working to high capacity and makes for a high timber demand.