European parquet markets have diverged in 2022. While Italy, Scandinavia and Spain have seen continuing increases in demand, the markets in Benelux, France and Switzerland have been flat while sales in Austria and Germany have been declining. To a large extent, this last trend is driven by supply side problems as producers have struggled to fill orders due to wood shortages. The Federation of European Parquet (FEP) comments that this problem of short wood supply is expected to extend into all European markets in the coming months. The supply problems, which began ...
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