German Spruce Lumber Exports in Q1 Negative

  • May 31, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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In the 1st Quarter of 2011, German sawmills exported less Spruce Lumber. In March, the statistics of the German Federal Statistical Office Destatis, indeed shows an increase of 2.8%, but this is still not enough to offset losses placed in January (-19%). Calculated average prices are clearly risen.
For the most important export countries, the following average prices can be calculated from the March figures: France € 204/m³(ø I-III/2011: € 205/m³), Austria € 163/m³ (160), Italy € 159/m³ (159), Netherlands € 167/m³ (165), UK € 201/m³ (201) and Belgium € 174/m³ (166).

Spruce, Fir, Lumber - Exports
Volume (m³) Value  (million euros)
Mar
2010
Mar
2011
Q1
2010
Q1
2011
Mar
2010
Mar
2011
Q1
2010
Q1
2011
Austria
64,015
82,836
147,495
216,733
10.21
13.51
23.16
34.67
France
60,006
61,825
169,450
166,890
10.98
12.59
31.18
34.23
Italy
46,107
44,136
112,064
106,174
6.67
7.02
15.55
16.86
Netherlands
24,853
30,451
79,425
80,686
3.91
5.10
11.92
13.29
Belgium
14,628
16,070
62,727
45,963
2.26
2.80
8.98
7.62
Great Britain
21,507
13,137
62,945
37,369
3.67
2.64
10.24
7.52
United Arab Emirates 12,856
12,124
32,863
31,820
1.88
2.05
4.79
5.32
Morocco
1,202
11,088
3,225
15,268
0.19
1.99
0.52
2.68
Saudi Arabia
14,121
10,003
38,223
21,637
1.99
1.60
5.36
3.49
Switzerland
9,028
5,954
19,629
15,333
1.98
1.31
4.10
3.34
Czech Republic 4,764
5,594
13,786
18,682
0.84
0.73
2.25
2.44
Poland
3,408
5,043
18,791
16,474
0.75
1.15
3.18
3.53
Israel
4,180
3,940
12,632
8,779
0.64
0.68
1.87
1.51
TOTAL
323,703
332,680
896,300
875,167
52.48
58.64
141.02
152.87


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