Declining roundwood prices in Lithuania

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After a relatively stable February, Lithuanian roundwood prices went down again in March both as compared to February as well as compared to March 2014. Pine and spruce are cheaper by EUR 2 per cubic meter over February. The price of birch and small-sized softwood remained stable, while alder is more expensive by EUR 1/m3.  

Pulpwood assortments are on a sharp declining trend. If their prices are lower by EUR 1/m3 over February, compared with the March 2014 a more pronounced price fall can be noticed. The decrease varies by between -17% for birch pulpwood to -33% for spruce pulpwood. 

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

March 2014 February 2015 March 2015 Change
 March/2014
  to March/2015
SAWLOGS
     
Pine
67 65 63 -6%
Spruce
73 67 65 -11%
Birch
65 73 73 +12%
Alder 52 56 57 +15%
Small-sized softwood 53 44 44 -17%
PULPWOOD
     
Pine 33 25 24 -27%
Spruce 33 23 22 -33%
Birch
30 26 25 -17%

The above prices are collected from metla.fi. 

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