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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

Jun-19 May-20 Jun-20
Softwood sawlogs 32.12 26.75 29,67
Hardwood sawlogs 27.50 14.68 15.97
Softwood pulpwood 17.87 16.74 14.55
Hardwood pulpwood 18.28 14.47 10.85

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