In August, the German sawmill industry recorded higher sales than in the same month of 2019. In the first eight months, overall sales also saw a year-on-year increase.
In August, the German sawmill industry recorded sales worth € 389.29 million. According to preliminary data published by Destatis, this corresponds to a 5.2% increase compared to August 2019. In the same month of 2018 and 2017, however, sales were higher: € 408.65 million were generated in August 2018 and € 391.34 million in August 2017.
Overall sales of the first eight months of this year were also higher than in the same period of 2019. From January to August, they amounted to around € 3.29 billion (+1.3%). In 2019, sales were at € 3.24 billion. In the first eight months of 2018, sales were slightly higher than this year (€ 3.3 billion), in 2017, however, they were well below the current level (€ 3.04 billion).
Article by Martina Nöstler (translated by Eva Guzely)