Declining roundwood prices in Lithuania

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The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April continues in June, though prices for almost all assortments are well above last year's levels. In June, sawlogs are cheaper over May by between € 0,58- € 1,45 per cubic meter. However, birch and alder have gained a small price increase.

On the other hand, on a yearly basis, in June almost all roundwood prices in Lithuania are higher, apart from alder sawlogs (-3.83%). Pine and spruce sawlogs are more expensive by 10,34% and 14,76%, meanwhile pine and spruce pulpwood prices have increased by 18,46% and 13,56% respectively.

Roadside prices of roundwood in state forests of Lithuania EUR/m³ under bark

June 2013 May 2014 June 2014 Change
June/2013
  to June/2014
SAWLOGS
     
Pine
58,79 65,45 64,87 10,34%
Spruce
60,82 71,25 69,80 14,76%
Birch
60,24 63,14 63,43 5,29%
Alder 53,00 50,68 50,97 -3,83%
Small-sized softwood 48,37 51,84 50,39 4,17%
PULPWOOD
     
Pine 26,65 32,15 31,57 18,46%
Spruce 27,80 32,73 31,57 13,56%
Birch
29,25 29,83 29,25 0%

The above prices are collected from metla.fi. Prices are converted from Lituanian Litas (LTL) to Euro for each specific month at ECB conversion rates.

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