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Austria’s biggest sawmills

Update 2021/2022

In 2021, cutting in Austria's sawmills, which reported their figures, totaled 14.65 million m³. Compared to the year before (around 14 million m³), this would be a 5% increase. However, there were some changes in reporting: While four new companies entered the market in 2021, one of them did not report any figures this year.

If you make an estimate on the quantities cut by the companies which did not report their figures themselves, cutting amounted to around 16.2 million m³ in 2021.

As was the case last year, the biggest single production site in Austria is located in the Lower Austrian Weinviertel. Holzindustrie Maresch of Retz cut 1.25 million m³ in 2021. Stora Enso in Ybbs is in second place with 1.18 million m³, followed by Mayr-Melnhof Holz in Leoben with 1.09 million m³. In total, there are five production sites, according to the companies, which cut 1 million m³ or more last year.

2022 could see another increase with target cutting (reported figures plus estimates) likely to reach around 16.9 million m³. 

Read more: Cutting at over 14.6 million m³ in 2021

Instructions: The size of the circle symbolises the output of the single production sites (according to data gathered by Timber-Online). By clicking on a circle, the address of the selected company appear under the interactive map. To compare companies, press and hold the shift key and click on the desired production sites.

Update 2020/2021

In 2020, cutting in Austria’s biggest sawmills, which reported their figures, totaled 14 million m³. This corresponds to a 6% increase compared to 2019 (13.2 million m³). It must be said, though, that a big sawmill company was added to the table this year, which had not reported its cutting volume last year. Timber Online estimates that cutting amounts to around 15.7 million m³ in 2020 when you add those companies which did not specify any quantities.

Holzindustrie Maresch of Retz operates the biggest single production site in Austria. In 2020, cutting reached 1.29 million m³. Mayr-Melnhof Holz Leoben and Stora Enso in Ybbs are both in second place with 1.15 million m³ each. Binderholz in Fügen also passed the 1 million m³ mark with 1.04 million m³. The ten biggest sawmill companies which reported their 2020 figures recorded a cutting volume of just under 10.7 million m³.

According to the reported target figures (including Timber Online estimates), cutting could see a further increase in 2021 to around 16.1 million m³. Furthermore, another dot will be added to the map next year: Holzindustrie Handlos’s sawmill in Summerau which is currently under construction.

In our Datacube, you can see the production sites growing (in number) since 2006.