Finnish lumber exports to Europe increased by 22 % in Q3
Exports of rough-sawn and planed lumber from Finland to European countries in the third quarter were 22 % higher than in the same period of 2019 at 889,717 m³ with a rise of eight percent in their share of the whole exports at 45 %.
Deliveries to France (106,766 m³) and the UK (259,926 m³) each increased at an above-average rate of a third. According to information from the Finnish customs office in Helsinki, 15 % more than previous year was delivered to German customers at 135,626 m³. Almost the same amount as previously was exported to Estonia (83,210 m³).
Shipments to non-European countries decreased by 15 % to 1.080m m³ and their share of the whole by eight percent to 55 %. The exports to North Africa shortened by a quarter 372,518 m³. Shipments to Egypt (220,395 m³) and Algeria (63,677 m³) each decreased by a third where the volume of sawn softwood exported to Morocco (65,637 m³) was 38 % higher than in 2019. Deliveries to East Asia also fell by a quarter to 408,314 m³. The reduction is mainly attributable to less exports volumes to China (-27 % to 188,322 m³) and Japan (-24 % to 162,935 m³). Deliveries to the near and Middle East boosted by 20 % to 265,170 m³ (220,485 m³), 155,761 m³ of which went to Saudi Arabia (+38 %). However, deliveries to the USA increased by 147 % to 24,561 m³.
Information provided according to www.euwid-wood-products.com