Sweden: Krona Compensates For Price Increases in Lumber

  • May 17, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/SFIF
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The weak euro measured by the Swedish Krona compensates for price increases in softwood lumber. Compared to January 2011, there are slight price increases in the Swedish export statistics for both, total exports (rough and planed) and rough pine lumber. This statement is valid for the Swedish Krona values. Translated into euros, it remains only a small price increase or even a decline. Accordingly, deliveries in the euro zone are over the previous year: France +2.7%, Germany +16% or the Netherlands +4.7%. Even to Austria softwood lumber was shipped to in the form of lamellas for the production of glulam beams: +187 to 5,300 cubic meters.


Sep 10
SEK/m³ fob (€/m³)
Oct 10
SEK/m³ fob (€/m³)
Nov 10
SEK/m³ fob (€/m³)
Dec 10
SEK/m³ fob (€/m³)
Jan 11
SEK/m³ fob (€/m³)
Feb 11
SEK/m³ fob (€/m³)
Annual percentage change
Total (rough + planed)
2187 (239.5)
2096 (234.2)
2093 (237)
2046 (230.4)
1936 (217)
1967 (218.5)
-5.7%
Pine rough
2139 (234.2)
2007 (224.3)
1985 (224.8)
1971 (222)
1854 (208)
1839 (204.3)
-10.8%
Spruce rough
2004 (219.4)
2003 (223.8)
1972 (223.4)
1875 (211)
1809 (203)
1824 (202.6)
-3.4%



Country
II
2010 (m³)
II
2011 (m³)
Annual
percentage change
Great Britain
340.2
310.3
-8.8%
Egypt 201.6
157.4
-21.9%
Germany
135.2
156.8
16.0%
Netherlands 138.8
145.3
4.7%
Japan 79.5
123.1
54.9%
Denmark
124.0
122.5
-1.2%
Norway 121.5
102.4
-15.7%
France
73.7
75.7
2.7%
Algeria
77.2
66.2
-14.3%
Morocco 29.7
57.1
92.5%
Saudi Arabia  38.4
43.4
13.1%
Belgium
44.4
40.9
-7.0%
Spain 39.9
29.4
-26.4%
U.S. 11.5
23.9
107.3%


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