Germany: Increase in Softwood Lumber Exports to Austria
For the large softwood sawmills in Germany June 2011 brought a slight recovery in exports of Spruce and Fir lumber. Compared to the same month last year, exports increased by 5% to 352,388 cubic meters. Rise in Austria exports (+ 67%) was particularly obvious. This is probably an effect of Austrian lumber processors who change their buying behavior due to the strong Swiss franc buying now German goods.