Austria: Log And Lumber Prices in May 2011

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Rundholzpreis, NadelholzAfter intensive cuttings in the period autumn/winter 2010/2011, the use of wood in Austria has seasonally decreased, especially in small forests. In softwood sawlogs, supply and demand are in balance and sawmills are well provided. Logs run off quickly, the sawmills are still receptive. While high demand for logs continues, forestry representatives do not understand discounts for stronger sawlogs. Because of attractive price levels in Germany, logs were also exported. Prices are stable compared to the previous month.

Demand for pulpwood continues to be good, acceptance flows quickly and smoothly. Prices for logs for mechanical pulp are stable compared to the previous month. Acceptance of Beech logs runs also continuously at stable prices. All assortments for the production of boards are in good demand.

The fuelwood market keeps quiet, since fuel supply is still high and consumption is seasonal low.

PDF: Log Prices May 2011

All quoted prices are for the period beginning May 2011. All prices are net prices, plus 10% or 12% sales tax.

Softwood Lumber  Spruce/Fir Apr '10 Mar '11 Apr '11 Change Apr '10 to '11
€ / m³ EXW
Edged Boards,  0-IIIa,  23 mm + 226-234 233-241 233-242 (+7) - (+8)
Rough Boards in fixed dimensions, 18-22 mm 228-236 235-240 234-240 (+6) - (+4)
Squared Timber, standard dimensions, I/II, 4-6 m 186-194 198-204 199-205 (+13) - (+11)
Reserve Squared Timber, class II/III 127-134 141-150 144-152 (+17) - (+18)
Boards, class III-IV, 8-16 cm, 4-6 m 123-131 138-144 140-146 (+17) - (+15)
Boards, classe III-IV, 8-16 cm, just 4 m 126-132 140-146 142-147 (+16) - (+15)
Boards, class III/IV, 23 mm, 4-6 m 123-131 141-147 142-148 (+19) - (+17)
Boards, class III/IV, 28 mm +, 3-6 m 131-135 148-154 149-155 (+18) - (20)


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