Norway’s exports to the EU countries are performing very well. The volume of softwood logs shipped by Norway to European Union member countries, from January to November 2013, has increased by 51% compared with the same period in 2012. In value the increase is of 41%.
This upward trend follows a similar trend registered in 2012, when year on year, the volume shipped by Norway to the EU rose by 76%.
By November 2013, the volume of Norwegian softwood logs exports had already exceeded the entire volume exported in 2012 by 36%. (1,69 million cbm in Jan.-Dec. 2012 vs. 2,31 million cbm in Jan-Nov. 2013).