Total imports of real-wood flooring into the EU increased 6.2% to 29.52 million sq.m in 2018. Tropical countries accounted for only 9.2% of total imports in 2018, down from 11.1% the previous year and close to 50% before the financial crises. After nearly two decades of almost continuous decline, the real-wood flooring sector in the EU is now a negligible market for VPA partner timber products. EU imports of real-wood flooring from China increased 10% to 18.04 million sq ...
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