Germany: Beech Lumber Exports Below Last Year

  • October 05, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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In July 2011, Germany's Beech lumber exports amounted to 31,700 cubic meters (-4,5% from July 2010). Consequently, Beech lumber exports for the period of January to July were in the red for the first time this year. Measured by export value, the seven-month figures are still positive. Particularly declines in supplies to the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy were decisive for that development.

The July figures of Destatis provide the following average prices for the main destinations of German Beech lumber: China € 259/cbm (ø I-VII/2011: € 258/cbm), Poland € 291/cbm (268), USA € 363/cbm (360) India € 251/cbm (256), Netherlands € 201/cbm (241) and France € 552/cbm (549).

Beech Lumber – Export
Volume (cbm) Value (million euros)
Jul
2010
Jul
2011
Jan – Jul
2010
JanJul
2011
Jul
2010
Jul
2011
JanJul
2010
JanJul
2011
China
9,328 9,792 55,700 68,092 2.30 2.54 13.77 17.56
U. S.
3,975 3,640 24,499 23,746 1.49 1.32 8.66 8.56
Poland 2,397 2,679 22,014 25,962 0.70 0.78 5.77 6.97
Netherlands
2,615 1,969 13,620 8,140 0.54 0.40 2.72 1.97
India 1,420 1,957 8,784 11,651 0.35 0.49 2.11 2.99
Great Britain
1,369 1,591 9,672 7,293 0.69 0.83 4.65 3.51
France
653 973 6,181 8,247 0.36 0.54 3.35 4.53
Italy 1,043 884 10,427 8,226 0.31 0.21 3.15 2.50
Israel
1,097 841 5,861 5,003 0.50 0.38 2.59 2.30
Indonesia 209 783 1,112 2,459 0.06 0.22 0.30 0.74
Japan  
474 699 2,323 3,029 0.19 0.31 0.99 1.38
United Arab Emirates
700 684 5,848 3,502 0.28 0.33 2.57 1.62
Belgium 1,480 600 6,680 6,650 0.28 0.18 1.73 1.97
TOTAL
33,147 31,671 226,684 226,401 10.77 10.46 73.36 75.22


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