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  Austrian carpenters with a 14% decrease in sales
[Jan 15, 2024]


In the first nine months of 2023, Austrian carpentry companies saw the number of incoming orders fall by 8% year on year in terms of value. In terms of volume, a decrease of 14% was recorded in incoming orders and sales.

Timber construction sector with an increasingly negative sentiment
At the end of the year, the economic sentiment among Austrian timber construction companies became more negative again. Decreases in incoming orders recorded in the previous three quarters are taking their toll. Companies with a poor business situation predominate by 24 percentage points. Only 11% of entrepreneurs describe their business situation as good.

Austrian lumber exports on the decrease
From January to October 2023, Austria exported 4.5 million m³ of softwood lumber and planed timber, i.e. 9% more than in the same period of 2022, when exports had totaled 4.9 million m³.