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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Well attended first Members’ Meeting for Luxinnovation’s Wood Cluster

21-09-2017

Highly satisfied with the large turnout, Cluster Manager Philippe Genot emphasised that for the Wood Cluster to successfully further the use of wood at the local and regional level, all the members would need to demonstrate equal commitment and involvement.
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Pilot project: Innovation hub Dudelange

27-07-2017

The municipality in Dudelange plans to reanimate the old ARBED industrial site in Dudelange. Until the beginning of 2018 the building should be redecoreted to become the "Innovation Hub Dudelange" hosting 12 to 14 small offices for start-ups.
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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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