Timber trade reviews

  • Timber Exchange Trade Statistics October of 2021

    2021-11-14

    143 auctions were announced by the SFE in October, offering a total of 47.2 thousand m3 of timber products. This is a relatively large amount of timber, with the second highest activity since the beginning of the year. It should however be noted that a large part of the supply comprised of felling residues. Auctions were organized by 24 SFE units. The timber SPOT index in October recorded a value of 56.60 EUR/m3. A decline in the index was observed

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview September of 2021

    2021-10-12

    99 auctions were announced by the SFE in September, offering a total of 43.4 thousand m3 of timber products. This is a relatively large amount of timber, with the second highest activity since the beginning of the year. It should however be noted that a large part of the supply comprised of felling residues. Auctions were organized by 25 SFE units. The timber SPOT index recorded a drop of over 4% in the price of timber. Since a similar decline

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview May of 2021

    2021-06-18

    An auction for the second half of 2021 was organized in May. This year, the SFE has offered for sale a record amount of timber in short-term auctions (the amount offered in kind (scm) was slightly higher than in April, however an increase of 60% was recorded in April). The value of the Timber Price Index has increased by 1.8%, but did not exceed the all-time high value of the index, which was recorded back in November of 2018. The

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview April of 2021

    2021-05-22

    April was so far the most active month since the beginning of the year. Compared to March, the quantity of sold timber (scm) has increased by 60%. The value of the Timber Price Index went up by 3.4%. Statistically, if prices continue to increase the same way next month, timber prices will reach a record high. 87 auctions were announced by 26 regional units, of which 75 took place. There were 133 buyers participating in the auction, of which 115

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview – March of 2021

    2021-04-15

    In March, similarly to the first quarter of the year, the amount of sold timber remained low. Historically, with a few exceptions, the first quarter of the year is always considered the least active. The value of the Timber Price Index did not rise for the first time in 12 months and a 1% decrease in price was recorded. 57 auctions were announced by 21 regional units, of which 49 took place. There were 112 buyers participating in the auction

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview – February of 2021

    2021-03-29

    The amount of timber supplied over the last six months was 4 times lower than in the last 5 years. 62 auctions were announced by 23 regional units, of which 49 actually took place. There were a total of 103 auction participants, of which 85 have entered into contracts. Auction activity was particularly high, with 4.1 buyers per 100 scm of timber. 25,100 scm have been offered for sale, which is 29.6% more than in the previous month (19,372 scm).

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview – January 2021

    2021-02-25

    The overview of the trade results in the month of January 2021 available in the Electronic Timber Trading System (ETTS) operated by “Baltpool” shows that the first month this year stands out in terms of the very low amount of timber offered for sale and the low number of regional divisions having initiated auctions. During the previous month a total of 13 regional divisions initiated 39 auctions and 30 of them have been held: we last saw similar numbers almost

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview – November 2020

    2020-12-15

    In addition to short-term auctions, a half-year action was held in November and, after a break of more than two years, a long-term auction was held, and the State Forests Directorate offered a total of more than 1.2 million solid m3 of timber for sale at these two auctions. Both auctions can be viewed as successful and have received considerable buyer attention. A total of 252 participants took part in the half-year auction, and 121 participants participated in the long-term auction.

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview – October 2020

    2020-11-16

    European timber exporters have increased the share of sales to overseas countries from 30% to 45% over the past decade, and, in 2020, more than one fifth of their timber was exported to Asia. The current unique situation has provided European producers with new opportunities: demand for timber in Europe has dropped and supply has increased considerably, while the countries with the greatest demand for timber lack their own timber resources. The four major European exporters – Sweden, Finland, Germany

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  • Timber Exchange Trade Overview – September 2020

    2020-10-12

    In September 2020, the Timber Spot LT index increased by 3.6% and reached 34.12 EUR/solid m3. Compared to September 2019, the value of the index was 9.8% higher. After the record lows in October 2019 (27.97 EUR/solid m3), the value of the index that has been increasing for the fifth consecutive month has reached the average of the past 5 years (34.74 EUR/solid m3). READ MORE

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