Trade of roundwood did not pick up as usual
in May, but continued as in April. In the beginning of 2020
the trade fell by one fourth compared to the previous year
or by 30 per cent compared to the earlier three-year period.
In May, the average stumpage price for pine
logs was EUR 53.9 per cubic metre, and the price for spruce
logs was EUR 57.7 per cubic metre. These prices decreased
one per cent from April.
The stumpage price for pine pulpwood was EUR
17.8, the price for spruce pulpwood EUR 20.1 and the price
for birch pulpwood EUR 16.8 per cubic metre. The price of
spruce pulpwood decreased one per cent compared to the
previous month and the prices of the others went up
The price for pulpwood has risen during this
year. In May the price level was approximately seven per
cent higher than the average real price level of the whole
The average roadside price for pine pulpwood
was EUR 31.9, for spruce pulpwood EUR 33.6 and for birch
pulpwood EUR 31.5 per cubic metre. Compared to April, the
price of pine went up one and the price of spruce two per
cent, but birch pulpwood went down one per cent. Delivery
sales are typically dominated by pulpwood and in May
pulpwood assortments accounted for more than two thirds of
the total roundwood trade by delivery sales.
Wood trade price regions were changed at the
beginning of 2020 when the Kainuu–Pohjanmaa price region was divided
into Pohjois-Pohjanmaa and Kainuu–Koillismaa regions. The new
division is presented in the map.
The recorded prices are based on prices entered in wood trade
agreements between the buyers and sellers. Any other increments and
services related to wood trade are not included in the statistics.
Wood trade data for statistics are provided by the largest buyers of
wood and forest management associations. As the information is not
rounded up to correspond to the total non-industrial private wood
trade in Finland, the published wood volumes only represent just
over 90 per cent of the wood purchased by forest industries from
non-industrial private forests.
Real stumpage prices of roundwood (deflated using wholesale price