Germany: Oak Lumber Exports Languish

  • January 18, 2012
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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In October 2011, Oak lumber exports of German sawmills persisted unchangingly weak. Only the calculated values improved by over 11%. With a volume of 664 cubic meters the lowest amount so far this year was delivered to China. At the beginning of the year, the shipments had amounted to up to more than 3,000 cubic meters. Exports volumes to Poland and the Netherlands keep at a level significantly higher than in the previous year. Also, the calculated value for both countries range well above last year.

In October, the following average prices for the biggest Oak lumber buyers can be calculated from the figures of the German Federal Statistical Office:

  • China € 303/m³ (ø I-X/2011: € 322/m³)
  • Poland € 410/m³ (410)
  • Netherlands € 553/m³ (507)
  • Indonesia € 339/m³ (344)
  • Switzerland € 1046/m³ (970)

 

Oak Lumber –
Export
Volume (m³)
Oct
2010
Oct
2011
Jan – Oct
2010
Jan – Oct
2011
Change Oct 2010/11 Change period 2010/11
Poland 1,186 1,831 10,875 13,791 54.38% 26.81%
Netherlands 751 1,398 7,710 11,350 86.15% 47.21%
France 964 669 4,509 3,848 -30.60% -14.66%
China
2,872 664 18,801 16,898 -76.88% -10.12%
Switzerland
572 646 4,720 4,994 12.94% 5.81%
Indonesia
1,049 446 8,655 6,876 -57.48% -20.55%
Denmark 244 292 2,645 3,429 19.67% 29.64%
Austria
358 257 2,571 2,540 -28.21% -1.21%
Belgium 574 250 4,159 2,227 -56.45% -46.45%
Italy 162 233 2,520 1,364 43.83% -45.87%
Vietnam 1,260 223 7,619 3,898 -82.30% -48.84%
Finland 103 132 597 1,104 28.16% 84.92%
Thailand 50 119 1,633 1,301 138.00% -20.33%
TOTAL
11,743 7,899 92,089 83,716 -32.73% -9.09%

 

Oak Lumber –
Export

Value (million euros)
Oct
2010
Oct
2011
Jan – Oct
2010
Jan – Oct
2011
Change Oct 2010/11 Change period 2010/11
Poland 0.51 0.75 4.35 5.65 48.71% 29.92%
Netherlands 0.40 0.77 3.64 5.75 94.71% 58.01%
France 0.22 0.18 1.35 1.06 -21.17% -21.42%
China
0.86 0.20 4.86 5.45 -76.63% 12.13%
Switzerland
0.53 0.68 4.45 4.84 26.40% 8.83%
Indonesia
0.37 0.15 2.80 2.37 -59.41% -15.58%
Denmark 0.15 0.25 2.26 2.94 67.55% 30.29%
Austria
0.14 0.13 1.41 1.48 -11.11% 4.90%
Belgium 0.13 0.12 1.71 0.82 -5.38% -52.20%
Ital 0.06 0.12 1.23 0.81 100.00% -34.39%
Vietnam 0.36 0.07 2.07 1.20 -79.89% -42.06%
Finland 0.07 0.12 0.41 0.97 74.24% 137.56%
Thailand 0.03 0.04 0.62 0.55 53.85% -11.51%
TOTAL
4.73 4.10 40.02 40.27 -13.34% 0.63%
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