Wood Panel Production in Europe Increased 10% in 2021

According to the latest data released by the European Panel Federation (EPF), European wood-based panel production was up 10% in 2021.

The combined production of European wood-based panels producers was 63.7 million m3 in 2021, offsetting a drop of 2.1% in 2020. The 2021 volume was a 7.6% increase on the pre-pandemic 2019 level.

Particleboard production grew by 12% in 2021 to 34 million m3, with Germany staying as Europe’s largest producer with an 18% share of production.

MDF volumes increased by 7.6% to 12.9 million m3, with Germany again the largest producer with a 26% market share.

OSB production climbed by 2% to 7.2 million m3 in 2021

Softboard continued its meteoric rise with a 12.6% growth to 5.6 million m3, while plywood production rose by 12.2% to 3.2 million m3.


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European wood panel production grows 10% in 2021