In the first three months of 2016, Sweden has exported about 3,237 million cbm of sawn and planed softwood lumber. This represents a 4% increase over the same period of 2015. Main export markets for the Swedish lumber were the United Kingdom and Egypt, followed by Germany and the Netherlands. In particular, exports to Egypt increased by 41% over January-March 2015, up to a volume of 336,660 cbm.
Overall, the increase in Swedish exports was supported by larger deliveries to Egypt, China and France. But even to Denmark, Germany and Japan considerably more was exported.