Sweden: Softwood Lumber Exports May 2010

  • 11. August 2010
  • • Quelle: SFIF/IHB
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Swedish softwood lumber exports in May (sawn and planed) were down 15% compared to the same month last year. However, volumes exported to Germany amounted to 434.700 m³, almost at 2009 level. Even exports to Norway are developing better than average and reached 366.200 m³. Other important markets such as Britain, Egypt and Holland remained below expectations.

Generally, prices remained stable above the prior year and could, except for planed goods, even show a slight increase in May. Pine lumber was at 2078 SEK / m³ (221 € / m³) about 18% above the May prices of 2009. In spruce lumber, price increases of over 21% to 1961 SEK / m³ (208 € / m³) were even clearer.

Sweden Export I-V/2010

Country I-V
2009 (m³)
I-V
2010 (m³)
Annual
Percentage Change
Morocco 1777.7 1343.3 -24.44%
Great Britain 1210.9 1012.9 -16.35%
Egypt  583.3 468.2 -19.73%
Germany 432.7 434.7 0.46%
Netherlands 424.1 378.6 -10.73%
Norway 297.2 366.2 23.22%
Denmark 405.7 356.4 -12.15%
Japan 317.5 258.5 -18.58%
Algeria 191 232.9 21.94%
France 288.2 219.3 -23.91%
Saudi Arabia 66 134.4 103.64%
Belgium 134.8 115.2 -14.54%
Spain 89.2 111.7 25.22%
Italy 60.9 65.1 6.90%
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