Loading Timber in the forest. Foto: MostPhotos

Increase in roundwood prices

Nyhet | Statistik - 24 August 2023

The roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the second quarter of 2023 when compared with the first quarter of 2023. The sawlog price increased by 3 per cent and pulpwood by almost 6 per cent.

Regionally, the greatest increase in sawlog prices was in Norra Norrland and Svealand with 1 per cent while the prices in Götaland and Södra Norrland were unchanged.

Regarding pulpwood prices, the greatest increase was in Norra Norrland with an increase of 13 per cent. The increase in Södra Norrland, Svealand and Götaland was 5 per cent.

Continued increase compared with the second quarter of 2022

When comparing with the same quarter last year, the trend of increasing roundwood prices continues. Overall, sawlog prices increased by 9 per cent. Regionally, the sawlog prices increased by 12 per cent in Svealand while the prices in Norra and Södra Norrland and Götaland increased by 9 per cent.

Pulpwood prices increased by 40 per cent in comparison with the second quarter of 2022. The increase was greatest in Svealand with almost 55 per cent, followed by Södra Norrland and Götaland with almost 46 and 33 per cent respectively. In Norra Norrland the pulpwood price increased with 31 per cent.


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 per cent 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 into account inflation.

The survey is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.


Subscribe to statistical news