On average purchase prices of round timber in 2008

27.04.2009

The information of the Central Statistical Bureau on the purchase prices of significant export commodity - round timber, show that, in 2008 decrease continued. Totally in 2008 Latvia exports comprised LVL 4392029 thsd, of which exports of round timber constituted LVL 124313 thsd or 2.83%.

To compare purchase prices of round timber in 2008 and in 2008 it should be noted that, purchase prices of pine sawlogs on average reduced by 8-16%, of spruce sawlogs - by 19-29%, of deciduous sawlogs – on average by 15%. The reduction of birch veneer log purchase prices constituted 11%, prices of matchlogs decreased by 6%, and of packing case timber - by -16%. The only price growth was recorded in purchase prices of black alder veneer logs – 17-40%.

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

Timber types

2007

2008

Pine

diameter to 14 cm

35.02

32.17

diameter 14-18 cm

51.39

44.82

diameter 18-26 cm

54.50

45.58

diameter above 26cm

59.10

50.35

Spruce

diameter to 14 cm

44.50

31.34

diameter 14-18 cm

52.99

42.72

diameter 18-26 cm

54.88

43.63

diameter above 26cm

56.30

44.57

Birch

diameter 18-24 cm

42.63

38.62

diameter above 24 cm

47.07

45.04

Black alder

diameter 18-24 cm

28.92

19.11

diameter above 24 cm

32.90

29.54

Asp

diameter 18-24 cm

30.16

27.08

diameter above 24 cm

35.53

33.06

Birch veneer logs

A category

68.00

60.04

B category

50.65

50.24

Black alder veneer logs

A category

23.33

34.43

B category

22.21

29.23

Matchlogs

 

33.43

31.40

Packing timber (of deciduous trees)

 

28.00

23.59

Purchase prices of sawlogs LVL/m3

 

Purchase prices of veneer logs, matchlogs and packing timber LVL/m3

Prepared by Environment and Energy Statistics Section
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