Upward trend in German pine planed lumber export

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After several months of increased sales, German pine planed lumber exports have continued to expand considerably in August 2014. Compared to the same month last year, exports rose by 49% to 35,878 cubic meters. Simultaneously, the export value also grew by 49% to €7,1 million.

Year-to-date export figures are as well on the increase, showing a volume of 245,069 cubic meters (+10%). A strong growth was recorded in exports to the Netherlands, China, Egypt, UK and Australia. The United States have received only a quarter of the volume registered in the same period of 2013.

Average prices for the major consuming countries of German pine planed lumber in August: Netherlands € 214/cbm (VIII/2013: € 215/cbm), South Korea € 217/cbm (225), China € 165/cbm (215), Egypt € 131/cbm (156) and Australia € 217/cbm (222).

Germany: Pine Lumber; Planed; Export; Top 10 Destinations August 2013 August 2014 Jan.-Aug. 2013 Jan.-Aug. 2014 Change in %; Jan.-Aug. 2013/2014
Netherlands 478 2,215 33,847 46,385 +37%
South Korea 6,695 7,321 44,631 38,781 -13%
China 6,245 3,712 23,389 29,014 +24%
Egypt 510 315 4,025 24,131 +500%

Australia

5,574 3,637 26,680 22,200 +17%

United Kingdom

3 13,010 1,341 17,934 %
United States 691 0 40,692 10,453 -74%
France 322 927 8,882 8,568 -4%
Norway 0 0 1,711 8,529 +398%
Italy 178 176 4,165 7,712 +85%
Others 3,265 4,565 33,842 31,362 -7%
Total 24,141 35,878 223,205 245,069 +10%

 

Germany: Pine Lumber; Planed; Export; Top 10 Destinations August 2013 August 2014 Jan.-Aug. 2013 Jan.-Aug. 2014 Change in %; Jan.-Aug. 2013/2014
Netherlands 103,000 473,000 6,599,000 9,403,000 +42%
South Korea 1,450,000 1,650,000 9,589,000 8,488,000 -11%
China 1,033,000 797,000 4,348,000 5,643,000 +30%
Australia 1,209,000 806,000 5,415,000 4,936,000 -9%
Egypt 67,000 49,000 557,000 4,642,000 +733%
United Kingdom 1,000 2,176,000 362,000 3,058,000 +745%
France 101,000 263,000 2,480,000 2,350,000 -5%
United States 119,000 0 8,118,000 2,054,000 -75%
Norway 0 0 267,000 1,988,000 +645%
Italy 36,000 29,000 934,000 1,554,000 +66%
Others 682,000 946,000 7,200,000 6,781,000 -6%
Total 4,801,000 7,189,000 45,869,000 50,897,000 11%

 

Average export price of German pine planed lumber (per m3)
August 2013  August 2014  Change in %
Netherlands €215 €214 %
South Korea €217 €225 +4%
China €165 €215 +30%
Egypt €131 €156 +19%
Australia €217 €222 2%
United Kingdom (no export) €167 -
United States €172 (no export) -
Norway (no export) (no export) -
France €314 €284 -10%
Italy €202 €165 -18%
Others €209 €207 -1%
Total (all destinations)
€199 €200 %
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