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paving the way for future growth and new timber trading destinations

Donatas Jucius, Founding father of DIVERUS

Olaf Klinkert, Nation Supervisor at DIVERUS GmbH

Spherical timber trading in Europe

DIVERUS responds to market fluctuations by establishing a German division and exploring new timber trading destinations

We’re planning to strengthen timber trading relations between Western Europe and Scandinavia.”

— Donatas Jucius, Founding father of DIVERUS

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, July 13, 2023/ — Lithuania-based timber export and import firm DIVERUS, working in Europe, had strengthened its place in Germany by establishing a separate division headed by an skilled specialist in the subject Olaf Klinkert, Nation Supervisor at DIVERUS GmbH. In response to market fluctuations, the firm intends so as to add new trading destinations round Europe, having beforehand exported primarily to Asia.

Based in 2004, DIVERUS has been considered one of the main spherical timber trading corporations in the German market since 2019, in areas severely affected by bark beetles in North Rhine-Westphalia, Decrease Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Hessen, and Thuringia. Lithuanian firm has exported its largest volumes of spherical timber from these areas to Asia, principally China.

Since, each world and European wooden industries, now dealing with imbalance, had been affected by the pandemic at first and then Russia’s battle towards Ukraine, DIVERUS’ enlargement into the German market is a testomony to its willpower and resilience.

Though this yr the German market seems to be shrinking, the main gamers in Germany are nonetheless sustaining comparatively excessive log costs. In China, in the meantime, costs have fallen considerably in the final six months. Donatas Jucius, Founding father of DIVERUS, feedback: “The newest information signifies a pointy drop in timber demand inside the Chinese language development sector over the previous ten weeks (April-Might 2023). The Chinese language themselves haven’t seen such a unstable state of affairs in the development sector for eight years.”

In the meantime, in Germany, there’s a scarcity of spherical timber in the second quarter of 2023, as most of the spruce forests in the most affected areas have been reduce down in the previous few years. In 2022, a complete of 78.7 million cubic metres of timber was logged in German forests, in response to the Federal Statistical Workplace (Destatis). Bushes broken by bugs, wind, snow and different causes accounted for 44.7 million cubic metres.

Bark beetle infestations have already been noticed in different international locations corresponding to Italy and Austria. In accordance with Tomas Jucius, Spherical Timber Companion at DIVERUS, Western European international locations affected by the bark beetles will make a significant effort to get the broken wooden as distant from the forest as attainable, due to this fact a fall in spherical timber costs is to be anticipated, as the market is more likely to see a surplus of logs.

“Germany is uncovered to far-reaching financial uncertainty. The collapsing development trade and the finish of the not too long ago recorded particular growth in the wooden sector are at present unsettling the forest and wooden trade. A minimum of in the summer season vacation season, it will proceed and even enhance additional. It can then be fascinating to take a look at the improvement in autumn”, says Olaf Klinkert, Nation Supervisor at DIVERUS GmbH.

Having branches in Poland, Estonia, Ukraine and now in Germany DIVERUS generates annual gross sales of 0.5 million cbm of timber manufacturing and a turnover of €79.2 million in 2022 (2021: €86.2 million; 2020: €63.7 million).

DIVERUS in Germany is trying for long-term partnerships. That is mirrored in the institution of a German division in addition to the improvement of a powerful imaginative and prescient for the future. “Given our expertise in the German market, we’re resolute in our mission to boost forest house owners’ pursuits by establishing our personal fleet of logging vans and beginning to purchase steep forest from non-public forest house owners, organising the reducing down of timber, and having the ability to ship the timber to our prospects by our personal transports in the future”, says Tomas Jucius. The corporate additionally has plans to strengthen timber trading relations between Western Europe and Scandinavia.

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