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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.

  • 269

    million euros of exports in solid wood boards

    In 2017, the export volume for solid wood boards was EUR 269 million.

  • 70%

    export quota

    In 2018, the export quota of the timber industry was 70%.

  • 26,382

    employees

    In 2017, 26,382 people were employed in the timber industry.

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Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2018/2019
Austrian wood industry – key data 2018
Companies (thereof sawmills)1,224 (1,000)
Staff (thereof apprentices)approx. 26,382 (810)
Production value of the wood processing industry (in Euro)8.33 bn
Export quota70 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2018/2019
Export figures by region 2018
RegionValue in EUR millionShare on total exports in %
EU4,596.66 76.2 %
Remaining Europe705.9211.7 %
Developing countries160.392.7 %
Remaining countries569.989.4 %
Total6,032.95100.0 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2018/2019
Exports by product group in EUR million 2018
Windows73.67
Doors42.62
Wooden floors218.03
Laminated timber467.25
Furniture (home, kitchen, office and shop furniture …)937.74
Solid wood panels269.34
Sawn softwood1,400.00
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the wood industry in Austria by net turnover in million euro (2018)
1. Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH 2,683.60
2. Umdasch Group AG 1,515.39
3. Doka GmbH (vormals: Doka Group) 1,269.29
4. Binder Beteiligungs AG (Markenname: binderholz) 1,100.00
5. Stora Enso Wood Products GmbH 844.00
6. Pfeifer Holding GmbH 715.00
7. Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG 684.40
8. Kaindl M. 443.00
9. Hasslacher Holding GmbH 426.96
10. Offner Johann Beteiligungs GmbH 200.00

 

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Last update : 10. November 2020