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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.

  • 177

    million euros of exports in solid wood boards

    In 2020, the export volume for solid wood boards was EUR 176,88 million.

  • 70%

    export quota

    In 2020, the export quota of the timber industry was 70%.

  • 27,989

    employees

    In 2019/2020, 27,989 people were employed in the timber industry.

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Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2020/2021
Austrian wood industry – key data 2020
Companies (thereof sawmills)1,266 (1,000)
Staff (thereof apprentices)approx. 27,989 (850)
Production value of the wood processing industry (in Euro)8.03 bn
Export quota70 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2020/2021
Export figures by region 2019
RegionValue in EUR millionShare on total exports in %
EU4,32177 %
Remaining Europe6702 %
Developing countries1463 %
Remaining countries5039 %
Total5,639100.0 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2020/2021
Exports by product group in EUR million 2020
Windows81.5
Doors45.4
Wooden floors236.0
Laminated timber500.8
Furniture (home, kitchen, office and shop furniture …)1,077.2
Solid wood panels176.9
Sawn softwood1,162.2
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 : 06. December 2021