Germany: Less Oak Log Exports in October

  • January 09, 2012
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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The strong decline in Oak log exports to China in August recovered slightly in October, but exports are nearly 47% below last year's figures. Looking at the period of January to October, exports show still an increase of 10% compared to the same period in 2010. The speculation that significant Oak volumes were shipped via Denmark to Asia seems to be confirmed. Denmark amounts decreased in proportion to increases to Asia.

The following average prices for the most important destinations of German Oak logs can be calculated from the October figures: Denmark € 180/m³,(I-X/2011: € 176/m³), Netherlands € 114/m³ (128), Belgium € 465/m³ (142), China € 149/m³ (151).

Oak Sawlogs, m³ Export
Volume (m³)
Oct
2010
Oct
2011
Jan-Oct
2010
Jan-Oct
2011
Change Oct 2010/11 Change period 2010/11
Sweden
581 2,184 9,568 11,969 275.90% 25.09%
China
2,067 1,096 26,880 29,554 -46.98% 9.95%
Denmark 11 544 11,701 9,079 4845% -22.41%
Netherlands
410 210 4,982 4,521 -48.78% -9.25%
Hong Kong
- 150 1,039 1,390 - 33.78%
Japan - 66 0 283 - -
Switzerland 83 53 403 471 -36.14% 16.87%
Belgium 77 43 775 910 -44.16% 17.42%
TOTAL
3,692 4,346 80,697 75,375 17.71% -6.60%

 

 

Oak Sawlogs, m³ Export Value (million euros)
Oct
2010
Oct
2011
Jan-Oct
2010
Jan-Oct
2011
Change Oct 2010/11 Change period 2010/11
Sweden
0.04 0.17 0.81 1.13 286.36% 40.32%
China
0.27 0.17 3.47 4.46 -35.32% 28.53%
Denmark 0.00 0.10 2.17 1.60 9700% -26.07%
Netherlands
0.05 0.02 0.75 0.58 -48.94% -22.42%
Hong Kong
- 0.02 0.19 0.24 - 25.00%
Japan - 0.01 0.00 0.09 - -
Sweden 0.05 0.01 0.10 0.06 -86.79% -32.63%
Belgium 0.04 0.02 0.13 0.13 -44.44% -3.73%
TOTAL
0.55 0.53 12.02 11.78 -4.53% -2.01%
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