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Swedish sawnwood exports 11% lower than last year

12.11.2021 − 

Sweden’s sawmilling industry exported less this August than in August 2020. According to the Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna) softwood lumber and planed product exports totalled about 732,000 m³ in August, roughly 11% less than in the corresponding month in the previous year. In terms of the different regions, 526,100 m³ ended up in Europe, 10% less than the same month last year. Shipments to Africa (-3% to 92,400 m³) and Asia (-6% to 86,300 m³) showed smaller-than-average falls, while exports to the US soared by 55% to 7,100 m³. Broken down by grades, the association reported sometimes dramatic decreases in shipments of planed products (-4%), rough sawn spruce (-23%) and rough sawn pine (-16%).

Swedish exports of softwood lumber and planed products were down 6% at 8.660m m³ in the first eight months of this year. Foreign shipments of planed products climbed by 14% to 4.058m m³, while exports of rough sawn spruce (-21% to 1.742m m³) and pine (-18% to 2.829m m³) both decreased sharply.

Despite the slump in exports, Skogsindustrierna estimated that Swedish softwood lumber production climbed to a new record high of 18.9m m³.

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