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Enormous increase of round softwood exports

Article by Martina Nöstler, translated by Susanne Höfler | 19.07.2019 - 12:18

The total export volume of 2.175 million sm³ of roundwood between January and May means an increase of 71% compared to the same period last year, Destatis reports. There are several striking developments: The increase in deliveries going to China is almost hard to express in numbers. While last year, the total was 9000 sm³, in the first five months of this year Germany sold 730,000 sm³ to China. Austria, on the other hand, received significantly less roundwood from Germany: 558,000 sm³ mean a decline of -34%.

For almost all other customer countries, however, increases were observed: In terms of percentage, especially the increases to Belgium (314,000 sm³; +176%), Denmark (81,000 sm³, +486%), Sweden (72,000 sm³; +828%) and South Korea (42,000 sm³; +332%) stand out.