On average purchase prices of round timber in 1st half of 2011

19.09.2011

According to the Central Statistical Bureau information on purchase prices of round timber, in the 1st half of 2011 a slight growth in both - coniferous and deciduous tree round timber purchase prices remains due to stable domestic and foreign purchaser activity.

Compared to the purchase prices of the 2nd half of 2010, the average purchase prices of round coniferous timber in 1st half of 2011 have grown on average by 1 - 2 LVL/m3.

In the coniferous timber sawlog thickest type segment the purchase prices have remained at the level of the previous period.  Compared to the previous six months the purchase prices of pine and spruce round timber on average have increased by 1 LVL/m3 or by 3%.

Also in the birch sawlog market the situation has been stable and the purchase price has increased on average only by 1 LVL/ m3 or by 4%.

The average purchase prices of black alder and asp sawlogs have grown by 9% and 3%, respectively.

A positive increase can be observed also in the birch veneer logs segment, where the purchase prices have increased by 3-7 LVL/m3 or by 9-22%, as compared to the previous period.

Purchase prices of packing timber have increased by 5%.

Average purchase prices of round timber by tree species and timber types, LVL/m3

Timber types

 1st half of 2010

 2nd half of 2010

 1st half of 2011

Pine

diameter to 14 cm

27.10

28.58

31.05

diameter 14-18 cm

33.59

39.92

39.86

diameter 18-26 cm

36.36

42.51

43.57

diameter above 26cm

41.21

45.21

46.04

Spruce

diameter to 14 cm

27.59

30.30

31.58

diameter 14-18 cm

35.05

39.06

41.06

diameter 18-26 cm

37.04

41.95

43.48

diameter above 26cm

38.38

42.64

42.14

Birch

diameter 18-24 cm

26.13

27.09

32.50

diameter above 24 cm

36.53

37.79

35.05

Black alder

diameter 18-24 cm

19.77

22.87

25.80

diameter above 24 cm

23.41

29.83

31.36

Asp

diameter 18-24 cm

21.02

25.71

25.57

diameter above 24 cm

24.62

27.11

28.98

Birch veneer logs

A category

35.56

37.15

40.32

B category

27.27

32.24

39.29

Packing timber (of deciduous trees)

 

21.09

24.85

26.14

 

Purchase prices of coniferous tree sawlogs LVL/m3

 

Purchase prices of deciduous tree sawlogs, veneer logs and packing timber LVL/m3

 

Prepared by Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Maija Norenberga
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