Roundwood prices in Russia have dropped sharply in February 2020, indicating some first coronavirus impact on the timber market. At an average of 2,419 RUB/m3 (31.60 EUR/m3) in February 2020, softwood sawlogs in Northwestern Russia have decreased by -5.87% as compared to February 2019 and are slightly lower as compared to January 2020.
Hardwood sawlog prices in Russia have crashed in February 2020 as compared to the previous month by -66%. Moreover, hardwood sawlogs prices are -10% lower as compared to February 2019.
In the pulpwood section, prices show some mixed developments: softwood pulpwood prices are lower in February 2020 by about -18.69% over both January 2020 and February 2019. However, hardwood pulpwood prices picked up in February 2020 by +15.27% as compared to January.
Monthly producer prices in Northwestern Russia, RUB/m³, under bark, excl. VAT.
|Feb-19||Jan-20||Feb-20||Change in % Jan-20/Feb-20||Change in % Feb-19/Feb-20|
|Softwood sawlogs||2,570 RUB||2,443 RUB||2,419 RUB||-0.98%||-5.87%|
|Hardwood sawlogs||2,516 RUB||1,257 RUB||1,383 RUB||-10.02%||-66.60%|
|Softwood pulpwood||1,701 RUB||1,701 RUB||1,383 RUB||-18.69%||-18.69%|
|Hardwood pulpwood||1,238 RUB||910 RUB||1,049 RUB||-15.26%||+15.27%|
Prices converted in EUR
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