UK and Germany to Remain Key Plywood Importers

Wood-Based Panels June 14, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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According to market research conducted by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2015, the EU plywood market showed mixed dynamics. A significant drop in 2008-2009 was followed by a sharp increase in 20010-2011. Over the next three years, the market gradually decreased. Over 2014-2015, the EU plywood market turned into growth, reaching 7,020 thousand cubic meters in 2015. In value terms, it dropped to 3,193 million USD that year.

Among the EU members, the countries with the highest demand were the UK, Germany, Romania, France and Italy.

Among the leading consuming countries high levels of per capita consumption were recorded in Romania (28.7 cubic meters/1,000 persons) and the UK (22.0 cubic meters/1,000 persons), which was almost 2 times higher than the EU average of 13.9 cubic meters/1,000 persons.

From 2007 to 2015, the EU was a net importer of plywood. However, net EU imports of plywood has shown a downward trend since 2012. In 2015, the trade deficit decreased to 740 million USD. The EU plywood market showed a high intensity of trade. The share of imports in plywood consumption in 2015 increased to 96%, the volume of imports in absolute terms reached 6,733 thousand cubic meters.

In 2015, the main destinations of plywood imports were the UK (22%) and Germany (21%). It was followed by Belgium (8%), the Netherlands (8%), Italy (7%) and France (6%).

In 2015, exports accounted for 93% of EU plywood output. In 2015, the volume of plywood exports reached 3,949 thousand cubic meters. Finland was the main supplier of plywood among the EU Member States, with a 25% share of total exports in 2015. Finland exported 85% of its total plywood output in 2015.

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Source: EU: Plywood - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025