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Facts and Figures - Forestry / Timber Industries

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Here are a few facts and figures about the Austrian industry: Forestry/Timber Industries
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  • 4

    million hectares of forest

    Around 4 million hectares of the country are covered by forest; this equates to 48% of the total area of Austria.

  • 267,4

    million euros of exports in solid wood boards

    In 2021, the export volume for solid wood boards was EUR 267,4 million.

  • 70%

    export quota

    In 2021, the export quota of the timber industry was 70%.

  • 27,582

    employees

    In 201, 27,582 people were employed in the timber industry.

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Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2021/2022
Austrian wood industry – key data 2021
Companies (thereof sawmills)1,281 (1,000)
Staff (thereof apprentices)approx. 27,582 (840)
Production value of the wood processing industry (in Euro)10.4 bn
Export quota70 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2021/2022
Export figures by region 2021
RegionValue in EUR millionShare on total exports in %
EU5,57877 %
Remaining Europe79012 %
Developing countries2333 %
Remaining countries6819 %
Total7,282100.0 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2021/2022
Exports by product group in EUR million 2021
Windows95.4
Doors47.7
Wooden floors291.3
Laminated timber758.7
Furniture (home, kitchen, office and shop furniture …)1,138.4
Solid wood panels267.4
Sawn softwood1,871.0
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the wood industry in Austria by net turnover in million euro (2021)
1. Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH 3,082.84
2. Binder Beteiligungs AG (Markenname: binderholz) 2,256.90
3. Umdasch Group AG 1,539.45
4. Doka GmbH (vormals: Doka Group) 1,262.33
5. Pfeifer Holding GmbH     1,050.00
6. Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG 805.96
7. Kaindl M. 498.00
8. Stora Enso Wood Products GmbH  290.00
9. Offner Johann Beteiligungs GmbH 250.00
10. Elk Fertighaus GmbH 196.94

 

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Last update : 2022.11.28