OPERATIONS OF WOOD INDUSTRY COMPANIES IN THE POST-COVID PERIOD WITH REFERENCE TO THE CRISIS CAUSED BY THE WAR IN UKRAINE
Immediately after the end of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sudden increase in the volume of production and placement in the wood industry sector.
Positive trends in this sector are reflected in increased production by 10-20%, the volume of exports is also increasing sharply, and the need for new labor is increasingly pronounced.
The ban on the export of forest raw materials from a large part of European and Asian countries, as well as the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, brought new restrictions and challenges in the field of forestry and wood industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
They are reflected in the following phenomena and measures:
The great need for raw materials, especially the demands of foreign companies for round logs, which is why domestic companies are in a position of not having enough raw materials for their own business.
Enormous increase in the prices of firewood and pellets as a basic energy source for households.
High demand for these energy sources on international markets.
Government measure banning the export of roundwood and wood-based energy products
Lack of manpower in the forestry sector as well as in the wood industry