Sweden – Soft Lumber Exports to UK Recover

  • August 24, 2009
  • • Source: IHB, SFIF
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Sweden’s Sawmills are again exporting more soft lumber to Great Britain. After sharp declines at the beginning of the year, deliveries between January and the end of May registered a deficit of only 0.6%. Compared with the same month of last year, the average price of profiled timber sank by 7.9% and is about 1924 SEK/m3 (187.6 € /m3). Export prices for spruce lumber (raw) are about 1,760.8 SEK/m3 (-1,4% / 171.7 € /m3) and for pine (raw) at 1,614.3 SEK/m3 (-5,6% / 157.4 € / m3).


Country I-V
2008 (m3)
I-V
2009 (m3)
Change
Great Britain 1,213,500 1,206,000 -0.62%
Egypt 370,000 583,300 57.65%
Germany 403,600 431,600 6.94%
Netherlands 436,500 423,100 -3.07%
Denmark 490,200 399,600 -18.48%
Japan 219,300 317,500 44.78%
Norway 406,900 297,200 -26.96%
France
289,200 285,300 -1.35%
Algeria 121,500 191,000 57.20%
Morocco 121,000 177,700 46.86%
Belgium 131,300 134,300 2.28%
Spain 155,000 89,200 -42.45%
USA 44,700 77,000 72.26%
Tunisia 48,100 68,800 43.04%
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