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THE EUROPEAN PARQUET INDUSTRIES IN 2015

Compared to 2014, the overall consumption figures in 2015 point to an increase by 0,48%. As far as production is concerned, the trend already witnessed in the previous years, namely the strategic choices made by several producing companies to relocate their production in European countries outside the FEP territory, was once again confirmed and reinforced. The production in FEP territory upturned by 2,61% to almost 64 millions square meters, while the European production outside FEP countries is at an estimated 14,6 millions square meters.

(*) As of 1999, figures shown represent total market in FEP area. No distinction is made between “traditional” and “new” member countries.
**)Best estimates according to information received from FEP affiliates
(***) Please note that maritime pine and softwood are no more considered in estimations of French parquet consumption and production, time series have been revised accordingly

The total production in FEP territory rose by 2,61% to a volume of 63.982.220 m². Taking into account the total production in Europe (FEP countries + EU outside FEP) implies that production in 2015 rose by 3,59% and exceeded 78,5 million m². 

Consumption in the FEP area improved by 0,48%, to a level of 75.768.490 m². It is important to note that maritime pine and softwood are no more considered in French estimations of parquet consumption and production, time series have been revised accordingly.

The 2015 total parquet production per type remains similar to the picture already presented from 2010 onwards, whereby multilayer comes in first with 79% (compared to 76% in 2014), being followed by solid (including lamparquet) with 19% (compared to 22%) and mosaic at 2% of the total cake. 

In absolute production figures by country, Poland maintains its top position at 20,32% despite a slight decrease in production. Sweden consilidates its second place on the podium with 16,63%. It is followed by Austria at 14,23%, which took the last position on the podium from Germany.

Consumption in the FEP area rose by 0,48% to reach 75.768.490 m² compared to 75.404.400 m2 the year before.

In terms of consumption per country, Germany maintains its first position with 23,46% and is still followed by France at 10,38%. Sweden completes the podium with 9,71% and is followed by the Nordic Cluster at 8,72%. Italy with 8,25% was not able to keep its fifth position taken by Switzerland (8,37%).

The per capita parquet consumption remains the highest in Switzerland (0,76 m²), followed by Sweden at 0,75 m² and Austria (0,72). In the total FEP area, the consumption per inhabitant remains stable at 0,19 m² in 2015.

The usage of wood species in 2015 as shown on the graph below indicates that oak is advancing further and reaches 77,7%. Tropical wood species use stabilised at 4,5%. Ash and beech remain the two other most common chosen species with 5,6% and 3,8% respectively.