In July, the average export price for the Swedish lumber decreased 15% compared to the previous month to $357 per m3, according to Lesprom Analytics. This is 3% more than a year ago when it was $346, and 73% higher than $206 in pre-pandemic July 2019.
The U.S. share amounted to 25% of Sweden’s total lumber exports in July 2022. The U.S. is Sweden’s biggest lumber importer with second-ranked Egypt at 17% of total exports, while Japan takes 10% and Norway 9%. Sweden’s exports of lumber fell 26% year-on-year to 466 thousand m3 in July.