The sawmill industry in Europe is currently grappling with challenging economic conditions. Rising energy and personnel costs are among the contributing factors to this difficult situation. The overall economic climate remains tense, and there is no anticipated improvement in the construction sector in the near future. This subdued mood is also evident in the packaging industry, which is experiencing a decline in demand. As a result, the Austrian sawmill industry has been significantly impacted, leading to production cutbacks both domestically and in international sales markets.
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