Eurostat PRODCOM data reveals that the total value of wood doors supplied to the EU increased by 5% to €7.12 billion in 2017. Despite the increase, the value of wood doors supplied to the EU in 2017 was still more than 25% down on the level prevailing before the global financial crises.
Most new wood door installations in the EU comprise domestically manufactured products. The EU’s domestic production increased 4.9% to €6.78 billion in 2017. There was significant variation in the performance of the wood door sector in EU countries in 2017.
However, production increased sharply in Italy (rising 12% to €910 million), France (rising 5% to €640 million), Spain (rising 14% to €540 million), Poland (rising 10% to €510 million) and the Netherlands (rising 30% to €250 million).
Wood door imports into the EU increased by just 0.3% to €341 million in 2017. Imports accounted for 4.8% of the total euro value of wood door supply to the EU in 2017, down from 5.0% the previous year.
Most of the gains in EU door imports in 2017 were from other temperate countries including Norway (+7% to €16 million), South Africa (+16% to €12 million), Bosnia (+29% to €7 million) and Ukraine (+50% to €7 million).