Swedish softwood lumber exports on a downward trend

iulie 05, 2018
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Swedish softwood planed and sawn lumber are on a slighty declining trend in the first quarter of the year  exports are declining slightly. Of the total exports, almost two-thirds of exports remained in Europe in the period mentioned. About 15% each went to Africa and East Asia. 3.5% were exported to the Middle East and only 2.6% to the Americas, despite massive increases in wood prices in the US. Oceania is at 0.8%.

Oceania is also, albeit vanishingly low, the only region in the world to report rising exports from Sweden in the first quarter. Exports to Europe were stable, with all other regions showing declines, most notably the US, which accounts for 95% of exports to the Americas. Looking at the month of March alone, exports to the US are rising again.

1.000m3 March 18 % to March 17 January-March 18 % Change yoy
Europe 743,3 -6% 2.073,2 0%
Africa 187,3 -3% 488,8 -1%
the Middle East 36,6 -20% 117,4 -8%
East Asia 171,5 -13% 521,9 -6%
America 71,7 36% 86,0 -30%
Oceania 8,3 152% 27,0 178%
TOTAL 1.219,0 -5% 3.314,0 -2%

As always, the top 10 list of buyers of Swedish softwood lumber is headed by the UK, which accounts for about one fifth of Swedish exports. This is followed by the Netherlands and China. Germany comes next, followed by Denmark and Egypt.

Compared to the same period of the previous year, Sweden delivered 4% less softwood lumber to Germany in the first quarter of 2018. Exports to China also declined by 4% year-on-year, deliveries to the US, which only came 13th, even fell by 32%.

1.000m3 Mar 18 % to Mar 17 Jan-Mrz 18 % to Vj.
Great Britain 242,1 -7% 673,6 -1%
Netherlands 100,2 17% 275,1 11%
China 81,2 2% 249,3 -4%
Germany 84 -13% 229,1 -4%
Denmark 84,2 -3% 222,6 -1%
Egypt 80,4 -13% 217,4 -11%
Norway 75,9 -23% 203 -17%
Japan 61,6 -29% 188 -10%
Algeria 54,1 58% 121,2 3%
France 34,3 29% 104,9 9%