Swedish sawlog prices rise in 3Q

The delivery prices on Swedish sawlog and pulpwood prices rose by 5.5% and 3.4% respectively in the 3Q 2018, compared to the 2Q 2018, reports the Swedish Forest Agency.

The prices are increasing in all of Sweden. The price of sawlog increased the most in the region Central with 8.4%, while prices rose by 7.5% in the region South and by 2.6% in the region North.

The pulpwood prices rose most in the region South by 7.5%, 3.4% in the region North and by 2.5% in the region Central.

In comparison to the 3Q 2017 the prices on sawlog have increased by 11.3% while the prices on pulpwood have increased by 15.6%. The single largest price increase is 19.6%, on pulpwood of pine in the region South.

The delivery price statistics are also based on sold volumes, that are used for the volume weighted average delivery price. These volumes have dropped by 17% in comparison to the 3Q 2017.