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Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Sweden Increased in the First Quarter of 2022

pulpwood in Sweden In the first quarter of 2022, the sawlog price in Sweden increased by 4 percent and pulpwood by almost 3 percent.

April 21, 2022 - The Swedish Forest Agency today reported that roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the first quarter of 2022 in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2021. The sawlog price increased by 4 percent and pulpwood by almost 3 percent.

Regionally, the greatest increase in sawlog prices was in Södra Norrland, by almost 4 percent, followed by Norra Norrland with almost 3 percent. In Götaland the sawlog prices rose by 1 percent while the price in Svealand were unchanged.

Regarding pulpwood prices, the greatest increase was in Norra Norrland by 6 percent while the pulpwood prices in Södra Norrland were unchanged. In both Svealand and Götaland the increase amounted to 1 percent.

Continued Increase in Comparison to the First Quarter of 2021

If focus is shifted to instead comparing with the same quarter last year, then the development with increasing roundwood prices continues. Sawlog prices overall increased by almost 13 percent. Regionally, the sawlog prices increased by 13 and 10 percent in Götaland and Svealand respectively. In Norrland prices also increased, by almost 11 and 9 percent in Södra and Norra Norrland respectively.

Pulpwood prices overall increased by 8 percent. The increase was greatest in Götaland by almost 11 percent, followed by Norra and Södra Norrland by almost 8 and 5 percent respectively. In Svealand the pulpwood price was unchanged.

Clarification of terms: Delivery purchase is a method which means that the forest owner themselves, with or without the help of employees or contractors, delivers 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 survey is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.

The Swedish Forest Agency is the national authority in charge of forest-related issues. Our main function is to promote the kind of management of Sweden's forests that enables the objectives of forest policy to be attained. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: The Swedish Forest Agency

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