2 billion euros, the highest sawmill turnover

Article by Martina Nöstler (translated by Eva Guzely) | 18.07.2018 - 09:00
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In May 2018, the German sawmill industry’s turnover reached a total of 416.6 million euros. According to Destatis, it slightly increased by 1% compared to the previous month and slightly decreased by 1% compared to May 2017. The highest value since 2008 was reached in May 2011 with 436 million euros.

In the first five months of 2018, turnover amounted to 1.936 billion euros, rising to the highest level of the past ten years. Compared to last year (1.838 billion euros), turnover increased by another 5.3%. Ten years ago, the sawmill industry’s turnover was at 1.462 billion euros and thus 32% lower compared to the first five months of this year.