Roundwood prices in Lithuania decreased in May, but are still above last year's level

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The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April continues in May, though prices for almost all assortments are well above last year. Sawlog are cheaper over April by between € 0,58- € 1,45 per cubic meter, with only one exception, alder, which has gained a small price increase. 

On the other hand, on a yearly basis in May almost all roundwood prices in Lithuania are higher, apart from alder sawlogs (-5.41%) and birch pulpwood (0%). Pine and spruce sawlogs are more expensive by 10,78% and 16,59%, meanwhile pine and spruce pulpwood prices have increased somewhere close to 20%.

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

May 2013 April 2014 May 2014 Change
 May/2013
  to May/2014
SAWLOGS
     
Pine
59,08 66,90 65,45 10.78%
Spruce
61,11 72,69 71,25 16.59%
Birch
61,69 64,30 63,14 2.35%
Alder 53,58 50,10 50,68 -5.41%
Small-sized softwood 48,37 52,71 51,84 7.17%
PULPWOOD
     
Pine 26,07 33,02 32,15 23.32%
Spruce 27,51 33,02 32,73 18,97%
Birch
29,83 30,12 29,83 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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