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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.

  • 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 (2020)
1. Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH 2,831.50
2. Binder Beteiligungs AG (Markenname: binderholz) 1,603.00
3. Umdasch Group AG 1,411.44
4. Doka GmbH (vormals: Doka Group) 1,174.20
5. Stora Enso Wood Products GmbH 850.00
6. Pfeifer Holding GmbH 667.70
7. Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG 627.51
8. Hasslacher Holding GmbH 430.40
9. FunderMax GmbH 396.00
10. Kaindl M. 395.00

 

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Last update : 07. September 2022