German parquet production grows slightly
A total of 7.85m m² of parquet worth €195.5m was produced in Germany in 2016, representing year-on-year growth in volume of 2.6% and in production value of no less than 3.1%. These data derive from production statistics issued by the Federal German Statistics Office, and were presented by the German Parquet Industry Association (VDP), at its members’ meeting on 4 May.
The association refrained this time from publishing its own internal production statistics, as no direct comparison could be made with the preceding year because of the inclusion of data from new members who joined in 2016, when the number of ordinary VDP member companies increased to 21. The new members were ter Hürne, and Europa Parkett.