Germany: Increase in Softwood Lumber Exports to Austria

  • September 13, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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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.

For the most important customer countries the following average prices can be calculated from the June figures of the German Federal Statistical Office Destatis: Austria € 119/cbm (ø I-VI/2011: € 154/cbm), France € 204/cbm (204), Italy € 163/cbm (162), Netherlands € 171/cbm (166) and Belgium € 178/cbm (166).

Spruce and Fir Lumber – Export
Volume (cbm) Value  (million euros)
Jun
2010
Jun
2011
Jan-Jun
2010
Jan-Jun
2011
Jun
2010
Jun
2011
Jan-Jun
2010
Jan-Jun
2011
Austria
57,565 95,984 319,439 448,737 10.04 11.38 53.05 69.47
France
72,061 63,223 370,164 357,867 13.89 12.89 69.65 73.13
Italy
31,437 35,165 220,611 214,920 4.73 5.73 32.06 34.79
Netherlands
30,691 24,215 180,046 172,944 5.09 4.14 28.43 28.76
Saudi-Arabia
21,859 17,692 96,598 51,992 3.76 3.03 14.91 8.66
Belgium
20,473 17,616 142,708 98,069 3.36 3.13 21.24 16.25
Poland 3,456 13,784 38,202 44,186 0.81 2.67 6.69 8.56
United Arab Emirates
6,529 11,685 56,830 69,941 1.13 2.05 8.60 11.77
Great Britain
20,665 9,605 132,567 70,839 3.87 1.98 22.56 14.18
Czech Republic
11,912 7,007 41,259 30,529 1.58 1.17 6.46 4.47
Kuwait 2,447 6,685 25,371 20,575 0.40 1.16 3.78 3.47
Spain 2,541 5,120 21,077 20,945 0.57 0.98 3.55 3.82
Switzerland 6,451 4,487 37,745 32,203 1.28 1.11 7.63 7.21
TOTAL
335,595 352,388 1,924,420 1,846,700 59.00 58.50 317.07 322.14


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