Forest worker with a chain saw.

Unchanged roundwood prices

Nyhet | Statistik - 24 August 2021

During the second quarter of 2021 delivery purchase prices increase for both sawlogs and pulpwood, in comparison with the first quarter of 2021. The sawlog price increased by 1 percent and the pulpwood price were unchanged. Regional differences occur and prices slightly increased in the Southern region and decreased in the Central region.

Sawlog prices continued upward during the first quarter of 2021 and during the second quarter they were unchanged. Regional differences occur and in the Southern region the price on sawlogs increased by 2 percent while they decreased in the Central region by 1 percent during the second quarter 2021 in comparison with the previous quarter.

During the first quarter of 2021, pulpwood prices increased but were unchanged during the second quarter. Regional differences occur and prices in the Southern region increased by 1 percent.

Increase in sawlog prices but decline in pulpwood prices in comparison with second quarter 2020

If focus is shifted to comparing with the same quarter last year, then the development differs.

The price of sawlog overall increased by 7 percent. Regionally, the increase was 12 percent in the Southern region and 7 percent in the Central region while prices decreased in the Northern region by 3 percent.

Pulpwood prices overall decreased by 7 percent. The decline was greatest in the Northern region by 13 percent, while the price declined by 6 percent in both the Southern and Central region.

Clarification

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 statistics is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.

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