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The member countries of the European Panel Federation (EPF) produced a total of 30.25 million m³ of chipboards last year. This means an increase of 0.8% compared to 2015, as the EPF annual report shows. For the current year, the volume is expected to increase to 30.8 million m³.
With 18% of the total volume, Germany is the biggest producer within the federation, followed by France (12%), Poland (9%), Italy (9%) and Austria (8%). With a share of about 6% each, Great Britain, Spain and Romania occupy the further ranks.
Chipboard imports increased in 2016 by 5.4% and amounted to 9.44 million m³ - they are expected to drop again this year to a total volume of 9.31 million m³. With a total volume of 10.5 million ³, the exports of the EPF members remained constant, as the report continues.
The annual report contains additional statistics on the particle board industry. It is available at the EPF General Secretariat for € 990 (excl. taxes).