French timber sector

Economic weight

The French timber industry, half of whose added value is in the construction sector, now has an economic evaluation tool available online.

The latest studies reinforce the credibility of the sector and the strategic choices made to support its development.

The economic weight of the timber sector :

  • 25 billion euros,
  • 1.1% of GDP 2017,
  • 12.7% of French industry,
  • 1.4% of the labour force,
  • 12.4% of industrial jobs with 378,000 direct jobs.

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