Germany: Declining Oak Log Exports

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Hardwood sawyers in Germany report a good supply with Oak logs. Log amounts had been offered until late summer. One cause may have been good logging conditions from the end of January 2011. Oak log export is no longer running at full steam. From January to July, figures of Destatis fell by 5.8% to 61,500 m³. In July of 2011 only 6,400 m³ were exported (-35.6%).

For the major consuming countries the following average prices can be calculated from the July figures: China € 145/m³ (I-VII/2011: € 151/m³), France € 198/m³ (247), Denmark, € 195/m³(193) and Sweden € 70/m³ (96).

Oak, Sawlogs,  m³ – Export
Volume (m³) Value (million euros)
Jul
2010
Jul
2011
Jan–Jul
2010
Jan–Jul
2011
Jul
2010
Jul
2011
Jan–Jul
2010
Jan–Jul
2011
China
3,030 2,885 19,309 27,173 0.43 0.42 2.50 4.11
Vietnam 611 1,050 3,109 1,868 0.12 0.15 0.45 0.27
France 1,505 1,022 7,165 8,897 0.27 0.20 1.80 2.20
Netherlands 1,491 636 3,561 3,292 0.15 0.07 0.33 0.45
Sweden
1,180 355 7,478 6,544 0.10 0.03 0.65 0.63
Poland - 176 36 1,352 - 0.02 0.00 0.15
Belgium
139 87 447 356 0.01 0.01 0.07 0.04
Denmark 290 87 11,388 6,876 0.04 0.02 2.13 1.33
Austria 291 81 3,066 2,266 0.02 0.00 0.39 0.34
India
- 20 492 110 - 0.02 0.06 0.04
Switzerland 116 5 277 200 0.01 0.00 0.04 0.03
TOTAL
9,947 6,405 65,260 61,488 1.36 0.92 9.77 10.11



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