France: Lumber prices, January 2012

  • February 08, 2012
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French research center CEEB (Centre d’Etudes de l’Economie du Bois) together with the national wood federation FNB (Federation Nationale du Bois) quarterly publish average prices for French lumber. Below you can find the survey for the period January 1-5, 2012.

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FRENCH LUMBER PRICES for the period January 1-5 2012


SPECIFICATIONS Price in € Index Quarterly change
January 2012
Annual change January 2012
October 2011 January 2011
New specifications and index base since October 2006
OAK
UNEDGED LOGS  - QBA
Logs, joinery, (KD), length 3 m +
Diameter 40 to 49 cm (thickness 34 mm) 



952



109,9



-0,1%



0,5%
Diameter 50 + (thickness 50 mm)
1 112 114,6 2,1%
5,7%
LOGS  - QB1
High-value joinery work, 6 months open air drying
Length 3 m +
Diameter 40 to 49 cm (thickness 27 to 34 mm)



762



109,0



-0,8%



2,1%
Diameter 50 to 80 cm  (thickness 54 mm)
838 108,4 -0,4%
1,3%
SELECTED LOGS  - QSA/QS1-
 (KD)
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



820



122,9



4,3%



10,1%
SELECTED LOGS  - QS2 -
6 months open air drying
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m et +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



496



109,7



-3,1%



6,6%
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1a
(3 months AD)
Lengths :
30 to 50 cm 



571



97,4



2,7%



3,4%
 
60 to 90 cm
740
106,9
1,4%
8,5%
1 m +
836
105,7
4,0%
11,5%
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1b 
(3 months open air drying)
Length 0.50 m +


608


97,9


3,8%


2,5%
EDGED QF2-
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 100 to 150 mm


585


98,0


6,5%


- 3,7%
Width 160 mm +
694
113,9
1,5%
12,7%
EDGED QF2/QF3 X –
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 160 mm +


568


112,3


-0,1%


16,5%
EDGED BEAMS QP1 -
Standard beams (fresh)

Camber to max. two edges, red core and sap tolerance
Measure 15x15 - length 4 to 5 m



446



109,6



-8,4%



-2,8%
Measure 25x25 - length 4 to 5 m
507
111,2
-9,1%
-3,6%
(index base: July 1990)
BEECH
LOGS (3 months drying)
Thickness: 27/54 mm – Diameter: 40 cm +
Length: 3 m +
F-B 1




284




97,9




-11,6%




- 6,6%
F-B 2
192
88,5
-16,0%
-11,6%
POPLAR
EDGED
Thickness: 18, 22, 27 mm
Length: 1 to 2,67 m (10% from 1 to 1,33 m)
Width : 8 to 25 cm (average 17/18 cm)
Grade 1 (choice and wood quality) open air drying





289





126,7





-0,4%





11,1%
*Grade 2 (bedding quality) open air drying
236
103,1
-7,5%
9,8%
Grade 3 (packaging-pallets quality) fresh
156
109,1
-5,5%
2,0%
*New specifications from October 1994
New specifications since January 2005 – index base: January 2005
DOUGLAS FIR (fresh)
Grade 1 - edged - length 3 to 5 m
42 or 52 x 150 to 230 


245


130,3


-8,2%


-3,5%
Grade 2 - scantlings - length 3 to 5 m
63 x 150 ou 63 x 175

202

123,9

-4,0%

1,3%
63 or 75 x 200 to 225
221
131,5
0,0%
-1,8%
63 or 75 x 250 to 300
248
129,2
3,3%
1,6%
PALLET LUMBER (fresh)
All hard- and softwood species - all quality grades
Boards in fixed width – solid wood
Frame timber – longitudinally sawn
All qualities 18/27 mm




151




114,4




-1,3%




3,0%
*The statistical average is established except for maritime pine at 154 €
SPRUCE (fresh)
QUALITY O - edged, in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm


294


104,6


- 1,0%


2,0%
QUALITY 1 - edged in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm
Boards
Length : 2 to 5.50 m



252



114,0



5,8%



6,4%
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 75 x 225 or 63 x 160
Length : 3 to 5 m


197


111,5


0,0%


4,8%
Beams : 63 x 75 ou 50 x 75
Length : 3 to 4.50 m

206

110,8

0,0%

4,0%
Mouldings : 27 x 27
Length : 2 to 5 m

238

116,7

-0,3%

6,7%
QUALITY 3
Boards edged timber all width
Unedged beams
Thickness : 18/27 mm



144



103,6



0,8%



8,6%
QUALITY 4
Scantlings

135

99,3

1,9%

5,7%
Boards any width
Thickness : 27 mm

121

96,8

3,5%

4,5%
MARITIME PINE (fresh)
Quality OA takes into consideration the quality grade specific for clear French sawn pine, which is not registered in the European standardization
All widths - average 14/15 cm
QUALITY OA – edged, in all widths
3/4 Sidings - thickness: 27 / 32 m+ - Length. : 2 to 2,70 m





345





113,9





1,0%





0,1%
QUALITY O - edged in all widths
Length : 2 to 2.70 m
Thickness : 27 mm


226


109,2


-9,6%


-3,4%
Thickness : 32 mm
270
127,4
0,0%
-1,8%
QUALITY 1 – square edged in all widths
Length : 2 to 2.70 m
Thickness : 27 mm


200


128,2


2,5%


5,8%
Thickness : 32 mm
248
149,4
1,9%
10,7%
QUALITY 2
Scantlings :
Length : 3 to 5 m


254


153,0


0,0%


28,3%
QUALITY 3
Boards all widths
Thickness : 27 mm, Length : 2 to 5 m


137


111,4


1,1%


3,9%
Beams (*):
134
105,5
-3,7%
1,3%
QUALITY 4
Boards :
Thickness : 27 mm


110


117,0


0,6%


- 5,3%
(*) These specifications have been introduced in October 1994
Fir and spruce: Value added for extra-lengths (5 to 8 m) – average: 10€/m
PINE (fresh)
Quality OA refers to the quality grade specific for clear French sawn pine, which is not registered in the European standardization. The same applies to logs quality OB which is a French characteristic, however, the European standardization applies only to edged timber.
QUALITY OA
Logs : All  thickness






338






129,0






13,5%






8,0%
QUALITY OB
Logs : All  thickness

253

110,1

0,0%

-0,4%
QUALITY OA
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


290


97,7


0,0%


- 7,6%
QUALITY O
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


291


121,8


0,0%


1,7%
QUALITY 1
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


231


116,7


-5,0%


-2,1%
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 65 x 165 / 65 x 180 / 80 x 230
Length : 3 to 5 m


198


115,3


0,0%


-2,4%
Beams : 76 x 76 / 80 x 80
Length : 3 to 5 m

223

125,3

3,2%

6,7%
Wood frame construction and glulam (price for drying and planning not included)
Length : 2 to 4 m

247

123,5

- 2,3%

-3,9%
QUALITY 3
Boards : Thickness 27 mm
Lengths up to 3 m
All widths



115



87,8



-6,6%



-14,8%
Scantlings (*)  : 65 x 165 ou 80 x 230
150
104,9
-3,3%
5,6%
QUALITY 4
Boards
(*) :
Thickness : 27 mm


135


109,8


0,0%


25,0%
Scantlings (*)
147
114,0
0,0%
9,7%
(*) These specifications have been introduced in October 1994
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