France’s Production and Exports of Wood Sawn or Chipped Lengthwise Remain the Strongest in the EU

Industrial Wood November 23, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise showed mixed dynamics, falling from 632 million cubic meters in 2007 to 405 million cubic meters in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 3.0% over the period under review. In value terms, EU production of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise decreased to 2,584 million EUR in 2014, falling by 6.1% annually.

The countries with the largest production of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise in absolute volumes were France (488 million USD), Germany (354 million USD), Italy (255 million USD) and Romania (248 million USD).

Positive dynamics in the production of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise among the main producing countries from 2007 to 2014 were recorded in Romania (+2.2% per year), while for the other three EU leaders (France, Germany and Italy) the paces of growth were negative.

France dominated in EU production and trade of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise. In 2014, France exported 36% of its total wood sawn or chipped lengthwise output. Of this amount, 16% was supplied to Belgium, where France's wood sawn or chipped lengthwise held a 9% share of total Belgium imports.

Source: EU: Wood Sawn Or Chipped Lengthwise - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020