Germany: Rising Oak Lumber Imports

  • November 02, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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Germany imports more Oak lumber again. After declining figures in the first half of 2011, deliveries rose in August. The eight month period of January to August now show an increase of 4%. Higher White Oak deliveries from the U.S. and from Canada set off the trend reversal.

For the largest suppliers of Oak lumber, the following average prices can be calculated from the August figures: U.S. € 546/cbm (I-XII/2010: € 598/cbm), France € 598/cbm (674) Croatia € 663/cbm (646) and Ukraine € 434/cbm (532).

Oak Lumber –
Import
Volume (cbm) Value  (million euros)
Aug
2010
Aug
2011
JanAug
2010
Jan – Aug
2011
Aug
2010
Aug
2011
JanAug
2010
JanAug
2011
U.S.
2,164 2,540 20,762 20,162 1.30 1.39 12.05 11.56
Ukraine 
589 549 6,743 5,477 230 0.24 3.59 2.97
France 52 502 4,067 6,198 28 0.30 2.91 4.61
Canada 22 358 1,242 842 9 0.19 0.71 0.48
Netherlands
400 350 2,971 2,190 226 0.16 1.63 1.33
Czech Republic
230 330 886 1,654 67 0.09 0.32 0.46
Croatia
110 184 2,648 4,001 62 0.12 1.72 2.62
Italy 146 117 1,106 1,384 84 0.05 0.68 1.00
Austria 406 75 3,562 4,497 296 0.05 2.52 3.25
Romania
26 55 206 230 19 0.04 0.11 0.15
Poland
150 21 1,279 987 65 0.00 0.53 0.51
TOTAL
4,433 5,124 47,939 49,899 2.48 2.66 28.23 30.59

 

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