European Sawlog Prices Down

Melbourne, Australia: According to Forest and Wood Products Australia, measured at the roadside in US Dollars, European sawlog prices continued their downwards trajectory over the last year, with just a small number of notable and relevant exceptions.  


Baltic Pine sawlog prices fell as low as USD51/cubic metre in Norway in March 2016, having collapsed 16.1 percent since March 2015. This was the largest recorded movement in a market that is faced decidedly downwards, and Estonian prices are notably lagging by a quarter. 

While the Norwegian price has plummeted, all other countries have headed lower over the year. The pricing situation, showing declines that on average appear to be between four percent and 15 percent over the course of the year, is similar for Baltic Region Spruce sawlogs, but less pronounced for the region’s Birch sawlogs. 


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