Rising Q3/2021 log prices in Sweden

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The third quarter of 2021 shows rising sawlog prices in Sweden both on a monthly basis as well as on a yearly comparison.

Pine logs cost now an average of SEK 496/m3 (EUR 49.58/m3) a 1% rise over Q2/2021, while spruce logs were traded in the third quarter at SEK 537/m3 (EUR 53.68/m3), 2% more expensive over the previous quarter. On a yoy basis, all sawlog prices are considerably higher in the third quarter. Pine sawlogs are 7% more expensive over Q2/2020, while spruce price is 15% higher over a year ago. 

Pulpwood prices are rather stable when compared to Q2/2021. As compared to third quarter of 2020, some different price movements can be noticed: the price of pine sawlogs has dropped by almost 6%, while the value of spruce sawlogs was up by 1%. 

Quarterly average prices in Sweden, SEK per cubic meter solid volume excl. bark 
  2020/Q3 2020/Q4 2021/Q1 2021/Q2 2021/Q3 Change in % Q3/2020-Q3/2021 Change in % Q2/2020-Q3/2021
Pine sawlogs 464  468  492  492  496  +6.89% +0.81%
Spruce sawlogs 466  500  522  527 
537  +15.23% +1.89%
Pine pulpwood 301  278  279  282  284  -5.64% +0.85%
Spruce pulpwood 286  280  285  285 287  +1% +0.70%
Birch pulpwood 293  292  294  297 301  +2.73% +1.34%

Price source: Luke

Quarterly average prices in Sweden, SEK per cubic meter converted in EUR
           
  2020/Q3 2020/Q4 2021/Q1 2021/Q2 2021/Q3
Pine sawlogs 464 (EUR 46,38) 468 (EUR 46,78) 492 (EUR 49,18) 492 (EUR 49,18) 496 (EUR 49,58)
Spruce sawlogs 466 (EUR 46,58) 500 (EUR 49,98) 522 (EUR 52,18) 527 (EUR 52,68) 537 (EUR 53,68)
Pine pulpwood 301 (EUR 30,09) 278 (EUR 27,79) 279 (EUR 27,89) 282 (EUR 28,19) 284 (EUR 28,39)
Spruce pulpwood 286 (EUR 28,59) 280 (EUR 27,99) 285 (EUR 28,49) 285 (EUR 28,49) 287 (EUR 28,69)
Birch pulpwood 293 (EUR 29,29) 292 (EUR 29,19) 294 (EUR 29,39) 297 (EUR 29,69) 301 (EUR 30,09)

 

Quarterly average prices in Sweden, SEK per cubic meter converted in EUR
           
  2020/Q3 2020/Q4 2021/Q1 2021/Q2 2021/Q3
Pine sawlogs 464 (EUR 46,38) 468 (EUR 46,78) 492 (EUR 49,18) 492 (EUR 49,18) 496 (EUR 49,58)
Spruce sawlogs 466 (EUR 46,58) 500 (EUR 49,98) 522 (EUR 52,18) 527 (EUR 52,68)
537 (EUR 53,68)
Pine pulpwood 301 (EUR 30,09) 278 (EUR 27,79) 279 (EUR 27,89) 282 (EUR 28,19) 284 (EUR 28,39)
Spruce pulpwood 286 (EUR 28,59) 280 (EUR 27,99) 285 (EUR 28,49) 285 (EUR 28,49) 287 (EUR 28,69)
Birch pulpwood 293 (EUR 29,29) 292 (EUR 29,19) 294 (EUR 29,39) 297 (EUR 29,69) 301 (EUR 30,09)

 

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