14% rise in Finnish exports to non-EU countries
Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber to non-EU countries increased by 14% in the second quarter vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.543m m³. As a proportion of exports overall, this figure thus increased by one percentage point to 64%.
According to Eurostat, deliveries to China (+76%), Japan (+16%) as well as to Morocco (+19%) increased at an above-average rate. Regarding exports to Egipt, a below-average increase of 7% was recorded. Exports to EU countries amounted to 877,611m³, which represents an increase of 11% compared to the preceding year’s figure. Due to the below-average increase, their proportion of exports as a whole declined to 36%. From April to June Finland exported a total of 2.42m m³ rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber which corresponds to an increase of 13%.
In the first six months exports increased by 14% to 4.532m m³. Deliveries to non-EU countries increased slightly more significantly by 19% to 2.878m m³, and to a proportion of 64%. Exports to EU countries increased by 6% to 1.654m m³. As a proportion of total exports, however, this represents a decline to 36%.
Information provided according to http://www.euwid-wood-products.com