The roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood in Sweden during the second quarter of 2022 in comparison to the first quarter of 2022, according to the Swedish Forest Agency. The sawlog price increased by 3 percent and pulpwood by almost 9 percent.
Regionally, the greatest increase in sawlog prices was in Norra Norrland, by almost 6 percent, followed by Svealand with 2 percent. In both Södra Norrland och Götaland the sawlog prices rose by 1 percent.
Regarding pulpwood prices, there are large regional differences, and the greatest increase was in Svealand by 14 percent while the pulpwood prices in Norra Norrland were unchanged. In Götaland the increase in pulpwood prices amounted to 7 percent while the increase in Södra Norrland was 4 percent.
Continued increase in comparison to the second quarter of 2021
If focus is shifted to instead comparing with the same quarter last year, then the development with increasing roundwood prices continues. Sawlog prices overall increased by 15 percent. Regionally, the sawlog prices increased by 12 percent in both Svealand and Södra Norrland. Also in Norra Norrland and Götaland prices increased, by 15 and 13 respectively.
Pulpwood prices overall increased by 17 percent. The increase was greatest in Götaland by almost 18 percent, followed by Svealand by almost 14 percent. Also, in Norrland the pulpwood price increased, by almost 9 percent in Södra Norrland and almost 7 percent in Norra Norrland.
Delivery purchase is a method that means that the forest owner themselves, with or without the help of employees or contractors, deliver their wood to the roadside. Delivery purchases account for less than 10 percent of the total sold quantity.