Italy Is the Strongest EU Wooden Board Producer

Wood-Based Panels February 01, 2016
Author: Alla Yakimova
Market Analyst

From 2007 to 2014, EU wooden board production showed mixed dynamics, finally falling from 54.7 million cubic meters in 2007 to 45.5 million cubic meters in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -2.6% over the period under review. In value terms, EU wooden board production decreased to 7.9 billion EUR in 2014, falling by -3.8% annually.

The countries with the largest production of particle boards in value terms were Italy (663 million EUR) and Spain (410 million EUR).

Italy (-10.3% per year) and Spain (-13.9% per year) showed negative dynamics over the analyzed period.

Italy dominated in EU wooden board production and made it into top ten trade leaders. In 2014, it exported 21% of its total wooden board output. Of this amount, 30% was supplied to France, where Italy's particle board and similar wooden board held an 18% share of total French imports.

Source: EU: Particle Board And Similar Board Of Wood - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020