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In the Czech Republic, spruce log prices fell by 10 to 17% in the second quarter compared to the previous year.  Spruce logs III, AB, price is less than € 50 / m3 and the price of spruce III, D, is less than € 30 / m3.

According to the Czech Statistics Office (CZSO), the log price for the main tree species, spruce, was € 49.9 / m3 in the 2nd quarter. This is a decrease of 15% compared to the same period in 2019 (€ 58.6 / m3). In the first quarter of 2019, the price was € 61.8 / m3.

15% down on the previous year

The price for spruce III of quality C fell by 17% from € 50.7 / m3 in the 2nd quarter of 2019 to € 42.3 / m3 this year. According to CZSO, pulpwood spruce III, D price recorded the lowest relative price decline with -10% compared to the same period of the previous year, down to 29.9 € / m3. In the 1st quarter of 2019, the pulpwood price was € 35.7 / m3 (-16%).

Almost only damaged wood

The percentage price drops for the three spruce ranges are only single-digit compared to the first quarter. For example, spruce, A / B, decreased by 5%, spruce, C, by 7% and spruce, D, by 3%. In contrast, pine logs fell by 18% to € 41.80 per cubic meter compared to the previous quarter.

In 2019, 32.6 million m3 of wood were harvested in the Czech Republic, of which 31 million m3 was damaged wood. 90% of the timber harvest was spruce and 4% pine.

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