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Exports of German particle boards declined

Article by Birgit Fingerlos, translated by Susanne Höfler | 20.11.2015 - 11:55
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Between January and September, Germany's exports of particle boards (including OSB) saw a decline by 1.2% in comparison to the same period last year. In the first three quarters, 1.68 million m³ have been sold abroad.

Main buyer Poland (206,000 m³) ordered 13% less, and German manufacturers also had to accept sharp declines in exports to Sweden. In 2014, the exports of wood particle boards and OSB to the Scandinavian country totaled 107,000 m³ between January and September, this year the export volume only amounted to 69,000 m³ (-36%) in the same period.

On the other hand, exports to Italy increased by 24% to 75,000 m³, to Great Britain by 18% to 18,000 m³ and to the Netherlands by 19% to 171,000 m³.
Germany's wood particle board exports September 2015
German exports of wood particle boards including OSB (m³)
CountryJanuary-September 2014January-September 2015Change in %
Poland235206–12.6
Great Britain15618418.3
Netherlands14417118.8
Austria169155–8.1
France144138–4.6
Switzerland106102–4.2
Denmark991000.5
Belgium77780.6
Italy617523.8
Sweden10769–35.9
Czech Republic6653–18.7
Other3343474.0
Total1,6991,678–1.2