Germany continued to export logs at record pace in early 2020, with almost 50% of the volume destined for China. The log market in Germany has been extremely volatile in the first half of 2020, with high demand from the export market and a tight supply of fresh green logs. When the Coronavirus Epidemic forced sawmills to close in March, domestic demand for sawlogs fell and the price increases seen earlier in the quarter reversed – resulting in both domestic and export prices falling. Sawlog prices varied throughout the ...
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