On average purchase prices of round timber in 2nd quarter of 2010

01.04.2011

According to the Central Statistical Bureau information on purchase prices of round timber, in 2nd half of 2010 gradual growth of both coniferous and deciduous tree round timber purchase prices continues.  The increase was influenced by the significant rise of domestic and foreign purchaser activity.

Compared to the purchase prices of 1st half of 2010, the average purchase prices of round timber in 2nd half of 2010 have grown by 1 - 6 LVL/m3.

Compared to the year before, the purchase prices of pine and spruce round timber on average have increased by 4 LVL/m3, or by 11% of pine and by 10% of spruce.
Purchase prices of birch sawlogs on average rose by 1 LVL/m3
Average purchase prices of black alder and asp round timber grew by 17% and 14%, respectively.
Compared to the previous period, purchase prices of birch veneer logs rose by 2-5 LVL/m3 or by 5-12%.
Purchase prices of packing timber on average increased by 15%.

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

Timber types

1st half of 2009

2nd half of 2009

1st half of 2010

2nd half of 2010

Pine

diameter to 14 cm

18.87

21.71

27.10

28.58

diameter 14-18 cm

25.93

28.79

33.59

39.92

diameter 18-26 cm

27.53

29.61

36.36

42.51

diameter above 26cm

29.08

34.06

41.21

45.21

Spruce

diameter to 14 cm

17.61

20.45

27.59

30.30

diameter 14-18 cm

28.18

28.63

35.05

39.06

diameter 18-26 cm

29.04

31.45

37.04

41.95

diameter above 26cm

30.13

33.68

38.38

42.64

Birch

diameter 18-24 cm

25.89

26.35

26.13

27.09

diameter above 24 cm

26.72

28.16

36.53

37.79

Black alder

diameter 18-24 cm

23.37

17.26

19.77

22.87

diameter above 24 cm

27.27

20.99

23.41

29.83

Asp

diameter 18-24 cm

17.65

18.17

21.02

25.71

diameter above 24 cm

21.78

21.54

24.62

27.11

Birch veneer logs

A category

33.26

35.32

35.56

37.15

B category

27.84

27.02

27.27

32.24

Packing timber (of deciduous trees)

 

15.52

16.98

21.09

24.85

 

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
Tel. 67366744