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European Panel Federation: the point on European panels

They return to smile European panels. And hence those "Made in Italy". At dellassemblea General of European Panel Federation that took place in the picturesque setting of the Molino Stucky Venice, the data of European production in 2015 of the main types of wood-based panels were analyzed: chipboard 1.5 # 37, Mdf (medium density fibreboard) 2.7 # 37, OSB (oriented strand board) 3.9 # 37, # 1 offset 37. Overall, the production of wood-based panels has touched 53.8 million cubic dimeters representing an increase of 3 # 37 per year than the previous. "Numbers comforting that highlight a continental one scenario in recovery characterized by positive performance in almost all the 25 member countries of EPF with the addition of an evolution of the positive sentiment of consumers and producers that leaves hope for an even better performance of the market in 2016 he explains Paolo Fantoni, President Assopannelli This result consolidates the leading role of the European nelleconomia panel producers who with their 5,000 companies employing more than 100,000 employees and reach a space of more than 22 billion euro business. "

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The Italian panels

In detail, we observe that the dallOsb driven growth that continues so his run and signals a significant 16 # 37. To note the decline in the Czech Republic and the growth of Romania. growing imports also for MDF panels (8 # 37 with significant increases from France and Romania) and plywood (4 # 37 with large increases from Russia and Chile). For the latter, the net growth in non-EU import quota (9 # 37) which currently constitutes 60 # 37 of the total, while imports at Community level remain unchanged. For compensated, it shows a strong overall growth dellokum (25 # 37) mainly from France and Gabon. Decrease instead imports from Morocco.