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Facts and Figures

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

Woodland in Austria: approx. 4 million hectares (= 47.6% of the country's surface area)


Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2017/2018
Austrian wood industry – key data 2017
Companies (thereof sawmills)1,350 (1,019)
Staff (thereof apprentices)approx. 26,224 (765)
Production value of the wood processing industry (in Euro)7.87 bn
Export quota70 %
Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2017/2018
Export figures by region 2017
RegionValue in EUR millionShare on total exports in %
EU4,301.29 75.9 %
Remaining Europe689.6712.2 %
Developing countries155.112.7 %
Remaining countries520.929.2 %
Total5,666.99100.0 %
Source: Association of the Austrian Wood Industries. Report 2017/2018
Exports by product group in EUR million 2017
Windows73.27
Doors41.82
Wooden floors214.64
Laminated timber473.86
Furniture (home, kitchen, office and shop furniture …)902,62
Solid wood panels231.07
Sawn softwood1,400.00
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the wood industry in Austria by net turnover in million euro (2017)
1. Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH 2,384.80
2. Umdasch Group AG 1,440.48
3. Doka Group 1,197.32
5. Stora Enso Wood Products GmbH 774.00
6. Pfeifer Holding GmbH 660.00
7. Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG 553.90
8. Kaindl M. 448.00
9. Hasslacher Holding GmbH 359.00
10. Umdasch Shopfitting Group 248.18


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2018.10.31
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