The first quarter of 2014 shows slightly increasing sawlog prices in Sweden and basically unchanged prices on pulpwood.
After a sharp price fall in the second quarter of 2013, the price level for both spruce and pine sawlogs has gradually recovered by the end of the year to get back in Q1/2014 at the values of Q1/2013.
As compared to the previous quarter, spruce sawlogs price is higher by more than 5%, while the price of pine sawlogs remained stable, with only a minor surge.
Evolution of sawlog and pulpwood price in Sweden (15 quarters)
Methodology: Prices are roadside and under bark (Euro per cubic meter); converted from SEK to EUR at corresponding ECB rates. Price source: metla.fi