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The second quarter of 2020 shows dropping sawlog prices in Sweden on a yearly basis. Pine sawlogs are cheaper by almost 3%, while spruce by more than 11%, a sign that both the bark beetle infestation effects on the prices in Sweden, which was already visible since 2019, has continued in the second quarter of the year.

Pulpwood prices have dropped at a higher level than those of sawlogs. Pine and spruce pulpwood prices have dropped by -11% and -13% respectively.

As compared to first quarter of 2020, the price movements have trended downwards as well. The price of pine sawlogs has declined slightly, while the value of spruce sawlogs has continued the same trend but with a more pronounced decrease.

Quarterly roadside prices of roundwood (SEK/M3) Q2/2019 Q1/2020 Q2/2020 Change in % Q12020/Q22020 Change in % Q22019/Q22020
Pine sawlogs 486 478 472 -1.25% -2.88%
Spruce sawlogs 546 501 484 -3.39% -11.35%
Pine pulpwood 348 320 310 -3.12% -10.91%
Spruce pulpwood 353 317 307 -3.15% -13.03%

1 Swedish Krona equals 0.097 Euro as of August 27, 2020.

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