Roundwood prices largely stable in Estonia

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After the significant price surge registered in April, in May roundwood prices in Estonia have stabilized. Pine sawlogs are cheaper over April by about 0,42 euros/cbm, while spruce, birch and aspen sawlogs are more expensive by a few cents. Pulpwood assorments prices are slightly higher than April within a range of 0,24 euros/cbm and 1,20 euros for pine pulpwood. The price for aspen pulpwood has declined however by 3,76 euros/cbm.

On a yearly basis, all roundwood prices are higher, except birch veneer which is far cheaper than a year ago (almost by -14%), and birch pulpwood which has registered a price decline of almost 6%. For the rest, prices have seriously increased: spruce sawlogs price is more than 11% up; pine sawlogs price surged by 6.55%, and aspen logs price rose by almost 5%. Pine and spruce pulpwood have reached a price increase close to 13%.

Roadside prices of roundwood in state forests of Estonia (EUR/m³ u.b.)

 May 2013 April 2014 May 2014 Change
May.'12
  to '13
Logs  
 
Pine 63.88 68.49  68.07 6.55%
Spruce
60.37
67.39
 67.47 11.76%
Birch
57.74
58.04
 58.42 1.17%
Birch veneer
112.09
97.20
 96.58 -13.83%
Aspen
32.10
33.23
 33.59 4.64%
Small logs  (d<18 cm)

 
Pine 51.34
56.73
 55.48 8.06%
Spruce
46.98
52.91
 54.63 16.28%
Pulpwood


 
Pine 27.60
30.15
 31.35 13.58%

Spruce

26.59 29.76  30.00 12.82%

Birch

28.96 27.05  27.75 -5.90%

Aspen

16.84 21.20  17.44 3.56%

Fuelwood

19.56 19.75  19.18  1,94%

The above prices are collected from metla.fi

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