On the purchase prices of round timber in the 2nd half of 2007

08.05.2008

The information of the Central Statistical Bureau on the purchase prices of significant export commodity - round timber, show that, compared to the same period of 2006, in the 2nd half of 2007 the purchase prices of pine and spruce sawlogs grew by 32% in each segment, but prices of deciduous sawlogs – on average by 44-62%. The growth of birch veneer log purchase prices constituted 45%, prices of matchlogs increased by 47%, and of packing case timber - by 48%.

Compared to the 1st half of 2007, in the second half of 2007 the increase of purchase prices was not high. The purchase prices of pine sawlogs rose by 4%, of spruce sawlogs – by 2%, but in the market of deciduous sawlogs the price growth varied between 3% and 20%. The purchase prices of birch veneer logs have increased by 12%, of matchlogs – by 14%, but the purchase prices of packing timber have retain the previous level.

Average purchase prices of round timber by
tree species and timber assortments

Timber assortments

2nd half of 2006

1st half of 2007

2nd half of 2007

Pine

diameter to 14 cm

33.63

34.74

35.37

diameter 14-18 cm

36.33

50.10

52.76

diameter 18-26 cm

40.22

53.78

55.40

diameter above 26cm

44.13

58.20

60.93

Spruce

diameter to 14 cm

30.67

36.47

37.62

diameter 14-18 cm

37.50

51.32

54.68

diameter 18-26 cm

41.53

55.07

54.64

diameter above 26cm

43.39

56.66

55.71

Birch

diameter 18-24 cm

25.50

35.60

45.86

diameter above 24 cm

35.52

44.38

49.26

Black alder

diameter 18-24 cm

19.50

29.28

28.51

diameter above 24 cm

24.28

31.57

34.30

Asp

diameter 18-24 cm

19.05

30.34

29.98

diameter above 24 cm

22.31

34.01

37.24

Birch veneer logs

A category

50.05

68.04

67.95

B category

37.07

45.75

56.95

Matchlogs

24.87

32.09

36.60

Packing timber (of deciduous trees)

18.89

28.05

27.94

 

Purchase prices of sawlogs
LVL/m3


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



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Līga Meļko