Oak lumber imports in Spain continue to decrease

In the fourth quarter of 2019 Spain imported a volume of 10,451m³ oak lumber; this shows a 21% decline comparing with the same quarter of 2018.

The decrease in imports spotted in the second (-25%) and third quarters (-7%) therefore continued. In the first quarter of 2019 imports had risen by 11%. Over the entire period of 2019 imports thus fell by 12% to a total volume of 41,606 m³. The import value declined by almost 10% to €40.4m, and thus at a less significant level.

In the fourth quarter of 2019 beech lumber imports, according to the association of Spanish timber importers and the timber industry (AEIM) increased by 4% to 6,853m³. The import value decreased at the same rate to €7.8m.

Information provided according to www.euwid-wood-products.com