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Facts & Figures

The European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) represents the interests of the sawmill industries from 13 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), producing about 77% of the total European sawn wood output.

The sector represents a turnover of around 37 billion EUR and 15% of the overall woodworking and furniture industry in EU28.

Sawn Softwood

In 2014, the total production of sawn softwood in the EOS member countries increased
by 3.3% reaching a volume of 80.5 million m.


Sawn softwood production volumes in the EOS member countries 2006-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


Sawn softwood production volumes in the EOS member countries 2010-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


With regard to sawn softwood consumption, in 2014, the total demand in the EOS member countries remained nearly the same as in the previous years with volume of 62.7 million m.

Sawn softwood consumption volumes in the EOS member countries 2006-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


Sawn softwood consumption volumes in the EOS member countries 2010-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


Sawn Hardwood

In the EOS member countries, the hardwood sector reports again in 2014 a production decrease of 0.8% compared to 2013 with volume of 6.07 million m. Developments differed strongly from country to country.


Sawn hardwood production volumes in the EOS member countries 2001-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


Sawn hardwood production volumes in the EOS member countries 2010-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


In 2014, EOS members counties report again a decrease of consumption (-2.4%) with volume of 5.6 million m. Austria, Belgium, Germany, Finland, France and Italy reported decreases ranging between 18.3% and 2.2%. On the contrary, increases were taking place in Romania, Switzerland, UK and Sweden. The forecasted demand for 2015 shows a further decrease
of 1.5%.

Sawn hardwood consumption volumes in the EOS member countries 2001-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS


Sawn hardwood consumption volumes in the EOS member countries 2010-2015 (000 m)

EOS - Facts and Figures

Source: EOS