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The roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the third quarter of 2022 in comparison to the second quarter of 2022. The sawlog price increased by almost 3 percent and pulpwood by 8 percent.
Regionally, the greatest increase in sawlog prices was in Svealand, by 7 percent, followed by Södra Norrland with 4 percent. Also, in Norra Norrland och Götaland the sawlog prices rose, by 1 and 3 percent respectively.
Regarding pulpwood prices, there are large regional differences, and the greatest increase was in Svealand by 12 percent while the pulpwood prices in Norra Norrland decreased by 3 percent. In both Götaland and Södra Norrland the increase in pulpwood prices were 9 and 7 percent respectively.
If focus is shifted to instead comparing with the same quarter last year, then the development with increasing roundwood prices continues. Sawlog prices overall increased by 16 percent. Regionally, the sawlog prices increased by 14 percent in both Svealand and Södra Norrland. Also, in Norra Norrland and Götaland prices increased, by 8 and 15 respectively.
Pulpwood prices overall increased by 25 percent. The increase was greatest in Svealand by 30 percent, followed by Götaland by almost 23 percent. Also, in Södra Norrland the pulpwood price increased, by 10 percent while the pulpwood price decreased in Norra Norrland by 1 percent compared to the same quarter in 2021.
Delivery purchase is a method which means that the forest owner themselves, with or without the help of employees or contractors, deliver their wood to the roadside. Delivery purchases account for less than 10 percent of the total sold quantity.
Please note that the average prices are volume-weighted roundwood quantities. These prices refer to current prices, which do not take inflation into account.
The survey is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.