France: Lumber prices, April 2011

  • May 04, 2011
  • • Source: CEEB/FNB
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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 April 1-5, 2011.

FRENCH LUMBER PRICES for the period April 1-5 2011


SPECIFICATIONS Price in € Index Quarterly change Apr 2011 Annual change Apr 2011
Jan 2011 Apr 2010
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) 



943



108,9



- 0,4



+ 7,5
Diameter 50 + (thickness 50 mm)
1 080 111,3 + 2,7
+ 5,5
LOGS  - QB1
High-value joinery work, 6 months open air drying
Length 3 m +
Diameter 40 to 49 cm (thickness 27 to 34 mm)



740



105,9



- 0,8



+ 2,6
Diameter 50 to 80 cm  (thickness 54 mm)
829 107,2 + 0,2
- 1,1
SELECTED LOGS  - QSA/QS1-
 (KD)
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



778



116,6



+ 4,4



+ 5,8
SELECTED LOGS  - QS2 -
6 months open air drying
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m et +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



471



104,2



+ 1,3



- 3,5
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1a
(3 months AD)
Lengths :
30 to 50 cm 



537



91,6



- 2,7



- 3,2
60 to 90 cm
670
96,8
- 1,7
- 3,2
1 m +
762
96,3
+ 1,6
+ 2,1
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1b 
(3 months open air drying)
Length 0.50 m +


550


88,6


- 7,2


- 2,6
EDGED QF2-
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 100 to 150 mm


601


100,6


- 1,1


+ 6,4
Width 160 mm +
652
107,1
+ 5,8
+ 6,2
EDGED QF2/QF3 X –
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 160 mm +


583


115,2


+ 19,5


+ 15,4
EDGED BEAMS QP1 -
Standard beams (fresh)

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



452



111,1



- 1,5



- 1,7
Measure 25x25 - length 4 to 5 m
520
114
- 1,1
+ 1,6
(index base: July 1990)
BEECH
LOGS (3 months drying)
Thickness: 27/54 mm – Diameter: 40 cm +
Length: 3 m +
F-B 1




306




105,5




+ 0,6




+ 2
F-B 2
215
99,1
- 0,9
+ 4,9
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





261





114,5





+ 0,4





- 9,4
*Grade 2 (bedding quality) open air drying
233
101,7
' 8,3
- 2,9
Grade 3 (packaging-pallets quality) fresh
161
112,6
+ 5,2
+ 5,2
*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 


258


137,2


+ 1,6


+ 8,4
Grade 2 - scantlings - length 3 to 5 m
63 x 150 ou 63 x 175

200

122,7

+ 0,5

+ 5,8
63 or 75 x 200 to 225
216
128,6
- 4
+ 6,9
63 or 75 x 250 to 300
251
130,7
+ 2,9
+ 5,9
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




153




115,9




+ 4,1




+ 12,5
*The statistical average is established except for maritime pine at 159 €
SPRUCE (fresh)
QUALITY O - edged, in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm


301


107,1


+ 4,5


+ 4,1
QUALITY 1 - edged in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm
Boards
Length : 2 to 5.50 m



237



107,2



0



+ 1,7
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 75 x 225 or 63 x 160
Length : 3 to 5 m


189


106,8


+ 0,5


+ 8,6
Beams : 63 x 75 ou 50 x 75
Length : 3 to 4.50 m

199

107

+ 0,5

+ 8,7
Mouldings : 27 x 27
Length : 2 to 5 m

230

112,7

+ 3,1

+ 9
QUALITY 3
Boards edged timber all width
Unedged beams
Thickness : 18/27 mm



134



96,4



+ 0,8



+15,5
QUALITY 4
Scantlings

131

96,3

+ 2,3

+ 20,2
Boards any width
Thickness : 27 mm

120

96

+ 3,4

+ 23,7
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





344





113,5





- 0,3





+ 2,4
QUALITY O - edged in all widths
Length : 2 to 2.70 m
Thickness : 27 mm


235


113,5


+ 0,4


+ 0,4
Thickness : 32 mm
263
124
- 4,3
+ 6
QUALITY 1 – square edged in all widths
Length : 2 to 2.70 m
Thickness : 27 mm


198


126,9


+ 4,7


+ 7
Thickness : 32 mm
226
136,1
+ 0,9
+ 15,9
QUALITY 2
Scantlings :
Length : 3 to 5 m


218


131,3


+ 10,1


+ 36,2
QUALITY 3
Boards all widths
Thickness : 27 mm, Length : 2 to 5 m


143


116,3


+ 8,3


+ 18,2
Beams (*):
126
99,2
- 4,5
+ 16,7
QUALITY 4
Boards :
Thickness : 27 mm


112


119,1


- 3,4


+ 2,8
(*) These specifications have been introduced in October 1994
Fir and spruce: Value added for extra-lengths (5 to 8 m) – average: 11€/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






299






114,1






- 4,5






- 5,1
QUALITY OB
Logs : All  thickness

252

109,6

- 0,8

+ 2
QUALITY OA
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


346


116,5


+ 10,2


+ 10,2
QUALITY O
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


274


114,6


- 4,2


- 2,1
QUALITY 1
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


240


121,2


+ 1,7


+ 7,1
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 65 x 165 / 65 x 180 / 80 x 230
Length : 3 to 5 m


199


115,7


- 2


+ 8,7
Beams : 76 x 76 / 80 x 80
Length : 3 to 5 m

215

120,8

+ 2,9

+ 3,9
Wood frame construction and glulam (price for drying and planning not included)
Length : 2 to 4 m

256

128

- 0,4

+ 16,4
QUALITY 3
Boards : Thickness 27 mm
Lengths up to 3 m
All widths



122



90,4



- 9,6



+ 16,2
Scantlings (*)  : 65 x 165 ou 80 x 230
144
100,7
+ 1,4
+ 10,8
QUALITY 4
Boards
(*) :
Thickness : 27 mm


104


84,6


- 3,7


+ 38,7
Scantlings (*)
134
103,9
0
+ 3,1
(*) These specifications have been introduced in October 1994
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