Sawlog prices in Russia have increased slightly in June 2020, indicating a recovery from the coronavirus lockdown months, when prices trended downwards. At an average of 2,669 RUB/m3 (29.67 EUR/m3) in June 2020, softwood sawlogs in Northwestern Russia have increased by 10% as compared to May but are 7% lower as compared to June 2019.
Following a similar trend, hardwood sawlog prices in Russia have risen in June 2020 as compared to the previous month by 16%. However, hardwood sawlogs prices are 42% lower as compared to June 2019.
In the pulpwood section, prices show a downward trend: softwood pulpwood prices are lower in June 2020 by about -13% over both May 2020 and -18% over June 2019.
Monthly producer prices in Northwestern Russia, RUB/m³, under bark, excl. VAT.
|Jun-19||May-20||Jun-20||Change in % May-20/Jun-20||Change in % Jun-19/Jun-20|
|Softwood sawlogs||2,890 RUB||2,407 RUB||2,669 RUB||+10.88%||-7.30%|
|Hardwood sawlogs||2,474 RUB||1,321 RUB||1,437 RUB||+16.35%||-41.91%|
|Softwood pulpwood||1,608 RUB||1,506 RUB||1,309 RUB||-13.47||-18.59%|
|Hardwood pulpwood||1,645 RUB||1302 RUB||976 RUB||-40.66%||-41.27%|
Prices converted in EUR
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