Beech roundwood exports to China dropped significantly

During the second half of 2018, German beech logs exports to China decreased significantly. While in the first two quarters export volume was at 155,325 m³ and 154,917 m³, beech logs exports to China surpassed the comparative figure of the previous year by 18% and 24% respectively, exports in the third and fourth quarter demonstrated along negative lines.

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Growth in prices for coniferous round wood in Estonia

In January 2019 prices for coniferous sawlogs in Estonia were higher than a month before. The Estonian forest administration RMK of Tallinn in its monthly price statistics registered the greatest increase in pine with a top-end diameter of less than 18 cm at the level of 10.1%.

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Beech exports to China fell down by 11% in 2018

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) states that in the third quarter of 2018 beech lumber exports from Germany to China decreased by 11% in comparison to the previous year to a figure of 38,227m³. Generally, exports from Germany to China were represented by long-term contracts directly with China processors.

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Swedish exports to China decreased by half in September 2018

Exports of Swedish softwood timber and planed products in September 2018 decreased by almost 8% (to a total of 1.019 m m³) compared to the same period of 2017. Supplies to most regions, except North America and Oceania, didn’t match the respective figures of the previous year.

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Roundwood felling in Russia has increased by 9%

Log felling in Russia increased by 9% year-on-year to 115.4m m³ in the first half of the current year. According to the Russian forestry authority Rosleshos, in 2017 the total volume remained stable at 212.4m m³ in comparison to the previous year.

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Exports of sawn softwood in Latvia is decreasing

In the second quarter of 2018, Latvian producers exported 762,900 m³ of sawn and planed softwood lumber; this means a minus of 2 % in comparison with the same period of the preceding year. Obviously, the decline of 15 % noticed in the first quarter has weakened.

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Production of sawn timber in Belarus is 19% up

Sawn timber production in Belarus grew by 19% to 3.274m m³ in 2018 in comparison with the year before. Production volumes have been increasing permanently since 2013 (2.630m m³). In 2011, the second highest volume during the past seven years was reached at 2.808m m³.

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