Germany: Planed Spruce Lumber Exports I-V/2010

  • July 30, 2010
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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Despite an increase of 14.2% in planed spruce lumber exports in May compared to the previous year, exports in the first five months of 2010 were still 14.4% below the reference period in 2009 and amounted to almost 220,000 m³. Export values rose by 42.2% in May. For the period January to May, the increase was 3.4%.

Above-average price increases were recorded in UK (up 30.3% to € 184 per m³), the Netherlands (up 44.3% to € 202 per m³) and Austria (up 27.7% to € 216 per m³). Exports to Italy in May were 31.6% below last year. Below-average price rises in May were noted for deliveries to Japan (up 5.9% to € 202 per m³, Australia (up 17% to € 241 per m³), Switzerland (up 8% to € 309 per m³) and France (up 16% to € 272 per m³).

Spruce and Fir Lumber, planed - Export
Volume (m³) Value (Mio. €)
May
2009
May
2010
Jan.-May
2009
Jan.-May
2010
May
2009
May
2010
Jan.-May
2009
Jan.-May
2010
Great Britain
11,633
14,249
34,652
43,826
1.65
2.63
4.92
7.88
USA
9,331
7,100
92,709
26,631
1.28
1.30
14.15
4.94
Netherlands
2,580
4,698
10,212
22,374
0.36
0.95
1.52
4.26
Japan
2,745
3,387
15,275
16,723
0.53
0.69
3.19
3.04
Austria
2,722
3,334
8,880
10,672
0.46
0.72
1.67
2.38
Australia
1,869
2,752
5,980
17,525
0.38
0.66
1.06
4.16
Switzerland
1,598
2,552
7,268
12,723
0.46
0.79
2.14
3.88
France
2,246
2,157
10,737
14,097
0.53
0.59
2.48
3.48
Saudi-Arabia
-
2,022
4,013
6,916
-
0.31
0.52
1.03
Belgium
1,505
1,860
8,766
8,249
0.23
0.39
1.40
1.60
Katar 
-
1,473
3,443
2,650
-
0.29
0.42
0.45
Italy
1,944
1,330
10,224
6,314
0.24
0.25
1.54
1.04
Korea 300
916
2,062
3,568
0.04
0.15
0.34
0.56
TOTAL
45,228
51,637
256,624
219,574
7.41
10.54
42.77
44.22


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