Sweden: Softwood Lumber Exports Go Into Reverse

  • October 04, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/SFIF
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In July 2011, the Swedish sawmills have not benefited from – in comparison to other European countries – low log prices. Lumber exports fell year on year by 13.4% to 910,300 cubic meters. Almost twice as high (-26%) was the decline of the planed goods. This development puts further pressure on export prices.

  Jan 11
SEK/cbm
fob (€/cbm)
Feb 11
SEK/cbm
fob (€/cbm)
Apr 11
SEK/cbm
fob (€/cbm)
May 11
SEK/cbm
fob (€/cbm)
Jul 11
SEK/cbm
fob (€/cbm)
Annual Percentage Change
Total (rough + planed) 1936
(217)
1967
(218.5)
1942
(213.5)
1912
(210.3)
1929
(210)
-10.7%
Pine (rough) 1854
(208)
1839
(204.3)
1871
(205.5)
1832
(201.5)
1782
(194)
-13.8%
Spruce (rough) 1809
(203)
1824
(202.6)
1837
(202)
1793
(197.3)
1800
(196)
-11.2%

 

Country VII
2010 (cbm)
VII
2011 (cbm)
Annual Percentage Change
Great Britain 1522.7 1452.7 -4.6%
Germany  618 710.2 14.9%
Egypt 728 614.8 -15.5%
Netherlands 510.8 560.1 9.6%
Denmark 508.1 520.9 2.5%
Norway 535.5 499.5 -6.7%
Japan 395.7 463.5 17.1%
France   307 329.8 7.4%
Algeria 334.8 326.1 -2.6%
Morocco 225.8 240.7 6.6%
Saudi Arabia 212.7 240.7 13.2%
Belgium 153.9 164.4 6.8%
Spain 146.8 107.8 -26.6%
Italy 90.8 94.8 4.4%


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