Woods and forests cover more than 90,000 hectares in Luxembourg or nearly 35% of the country. Nationally we have approximately 1,500 companies whose business is directly or indirectly related to wood, employing 11,000 people, with more than half of those employees working in the construction sector.

Every year, the total forest produces some 760,000 m3 of wood, of which on average some 500,000 m3 is exploited by man. The Luxembourg forest as a whole is managed in a sustainable manner, meaning that no more wood is taken than is replaced. From an economic point of view, one can compare the harvesting of timber to the interest that is generated by capital, which in this case is represented by the forest itself. In this sustainable system, the capital stays constant and even goes up a little in value.

Once the tree is cut, the wood circulates along an entire chain of players within the wood sector. We can differentiate several industries within this sector:

  • Timber harvesting
  • Sawmills
  • Wood panel industry
  • Paper industry
  • Wood energy
  • Wood furniture
  • Wood construction

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Philippe Genot presents Luxembourg's wood sector

18-07-2017

Cluster Manager Philippe Genot wrote an article about the Luxembourg Wood Cluster and its sector in "De Lëtzebuerger Bësch".
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Review of Circular Economy Hotspot conference

03-07-2017

The Netherlands passed the baton to Luxembourg that became the 2017 hotspot for the circular economy.
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René Witry becomes first president of the Luxembourg Wood Cluster

15-06-2017

Architect René Witry from Witry & Witry is appointed president of the Luxembourg Wood Cluster.
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Etienne Schneider signs agreement with Kronospan for investment programme of €330 million

24-05-2017

Established in Luxembourg since 1994, family business Kronospan, specialised in the production of agglomerated or pressed wood panels, will invest a total of €330 million in its production site in Sanem over the next five years.
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