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Increase in roundwood prices

Nyhet | Statistik - 24 October 2023

The roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the third quarter of 2023 when compared with the second quarter of 2023. The sawlog price increased by 8 per cent and pulpwood by almost 6 per cent.

Regionally, the greatest increase in sawlog prices was in Svealand by 11 per cent followed by Götaland with 7 per cent. In Norra Norrland sawlog prices rose by 1 per cent while the prices in Södra Norrland decreased by 1 percent.

Regarding pulpwood prices, the greatest increase was in Svealand and Götaland with an increase of 6 per cent. The increase in Södra Norrland was 2 per cent while the prices in Norra Norrland remained unchanged.

Continued increase compared with the third quarter of 2022

When comparing with the same quarter last year, the trend of increasing roundwood prices continues. Overall, sawlog prices increased by 14 per cent. Regionally, the sawlog prices increased by 16 per cent in Svealand, 14 per cent in Götaland and by 4 and 8 per cent in Södra and Norra Norrland respectively.

Pulpwood prices increased by 37 per cent in comparison with the third quarter of 2022. The increase was greatest in Svealand with 46 per cent, followed by Södra and Norra Norrland with almost 39 and 36 per cent respectively. In Götaland the pulpwood price increased with 30 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.


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