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The prices for roundwood in Estonia have mostly increased during April 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic. However most prices are way lower as compared to the same month of 2019.

As compared to March 2020, the price pine sawlogs went up by more than 5%, while the price for spruce sawlogs is higher by 1.6%.

Pine sawlogs could be bought for EUR 67.70/m3 in April, which is a -9% decrease as compared to April of last year. Also, the price for spruce sawlogs dropped to EUR 60.54/m3, -21% less than April 2019.

The price of birch decreased by almost -13% compared to April 2019, but has increased by more than 1% over March 2020.

Among the pulpwood types of wood, the price for pine increased slightly when compared to March, reaching EUR 29.11/m3. The price for spruce pulpwood also increased slightly when to March. All pulpwood assortments remain cheaper as compared to last year.

Average roadside prices of sales from the Estonian state forests on country level (EUR/m³, under bark, excl. VAT) 
April 2019  March 2020 April 2020 Change in % April 2019/ April 2020 Change in % March 2020/ April 2020
Sawlogs
Pine 79.35 67.70 71.03 -9.22% 5.08%
Spruce 77.88 60.54 61.43 -21.22% 1.63%
Birch 71.37 61.69 62.33 -12.66% 1.03%
Pulpwood    
Pine 42.94 28.88 29.11 -32.20% 0.79%
Spruce 43.97 29.00 29.12 -33.77% 0.41%
Birch 46.86 30.77 30.73 -34.42% -0.09%

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