Romania has become the largest OSB exporting country in the EU

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EGGER and Kronospan have made large investments in recent years in their OSB capacities in Romania. Kronospan produces yearly approximately 350,000 cubic meters of OSB at Brașov, meanwhile at Rădăuți, EGGER has a close production capacity of 340,000 cbm.  

The two companies now cover almost all Romanian OSB exports, and also managed to make Romania the largest OSB exporter in the European Union. In 2013, Romania overtook Germany from the leading position, with an overall OSB export value of 176,7 million and a booming year-on-year increase of 62% (2013: EUR 108,8 million). Germany came on second with OSB exports worth EUR 138,2 million, while the Czech Republic is on third with a total export value in 2013 of EUR 110 million. 

In 2013, 28 percent of the overall Romanian OSB shipments went to Russia, which is the largest export destination. A 16% share of OSB exports went to Ukraine, 10,5% to Turkey and 9% to Poland.

TOP Destinations; OSB exported from Romania to... (in EUR )

Destination 2012 2013 Last year
  EUROPEAN Union
30,835,560 46,777,620 52 %
  Poland
11,303,310 15,914,040 41 %
  Italy
5,983,000 11,826,910 98 %
  Hungary
6,759,290 8,367,580 24 %
  Lithuania
1,190,110 2,438,350 105 %
  Bulgaria
1,939,160 2,108,260 9 %
    Others
3,660,690 6,122,480 67 %
  OTHER European Countries
68,997,210 109,546,050 59 %
  Russia
25,643,590 50,263,200 96 %
  Ukraine
18,077,870 28,614,310 58 %
  Turkey
16,704,950 18,502,290 11 %
  Moldova
5,657,100 5,467,320 -3 %
  Croatia
1,171,500 2,361,880 102 %
    Others
1,742,200 4,337,050 149 %
  NEAR and MIDDLE East
697,370 1,425,430 104 %
  OTHER Asian countries
8,226,140 18,530,750 125 %
  South Korea
4,671,010 7,040,910 51 %
  China
2,722,450 6,306,380 132 %
  Kazakhstan
- 2,676,610 %
  Taiwan
89,470 1,056,050 1,080 %
  Kyrgyzstan
- 696,690 %
    Others
743,210 754,110 1 %
TOTAL 108,888,740 176,765,310 62 %


The statistics are based on the numbers published by Eurostat. The product OSB consists of following HS Codes: 441012

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