The forest and wood economy in Austria

Austria has abundant forest resources. In addition to wood, the forest also provides recreation and leisure services, as well as natural hazard control and ecosystem services. Wood processing companies create employment and added value in rural areas and make a significant contribution to foreign trade. In this project, the economic aspects that can be evaluated on the market are quantified and supplemented with information on the volume of goods and services not traded on the market. Within the framework of scenario studies, perspectives for the Austrian forestry and timber industry are developed together with actors from the economic sectors.