France: Lumber prices, July 2011

  • August 01, 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 July 1-5, 2011.

FRENCH LUMBER PRICES for the period July 1-5 2011


SPECIFICATIONS Price in € Index Quarterly change
JULY 2011
Annual change JULY 2011
APRIL 2011 JULY 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) 



939



108,4



- 0,4



+ 3
Diameter 50 + (thickness 50 mm)
1 070 110,3 - 0,9
+ 1,9
LOGS  - QB1
High-value joinery work, 6 months open air drying
Length 3 m +
Diameter 40 to 49 cm (thickness 27 to 34 mm)



759



108,6



+ 2,6



+ 2,0
Diameter 50 to 80 cm  (thickness 54 mm)
812 105,0 - 2,0
- 2,8
SELECTED LOGS  - QSA/QS1-
 (KD)
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



747



112,0



- 4,0



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



496



109,73



+ 5,3



+ 5,8
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1a
(3 months AD)
Lengths :
30 to 50 cm 



528



90,1



- 1,7



- 7,0
60 to 90 cm
660
95,4
- 1,5
- 3,8
1 m +
777
98,2
+ 2,0
- 1,1
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1b 
(3 months open air drying)
Length 0.50 m +


571


92,0


+ 3,8


+ 1,4
EDGED QF2-
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 100 to 150 mm


581


97,3


- 3,3


+ 1,2
Width 160 mm +
649
106,6
- 0,5
+ 2,4
EDGED QF2/QF3 X –
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 160 mm +


492


97,2


- 15,6


- 6,3
EDGED BEAMS QP1 -
Standard beams (fresh)

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



458



112,5



+ 1,3



- 0,4
Measure 25x25 - length 4 to 5 m
525
115,1
+ 1,0
+ 2,7
(index base: July 1990)
BEECH
LOGS (3 months drying)
Thickness: 27/54 mm – Diameter: 40 cm +
Length: 3 m +
F-B 1




317




109,3




+ 3,6




+ 1,9
F-B 2
221
101,8
+ 2,8
+ 5,2
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





286





125,4





+ 9,58





+ 5,92
*Grade 2 (bedding quality) open air drying
255
111,4
+ 9,44
+ 6,7
Grade 3 (packaging-pallets quality) fresh
153
107,0
- 4,9
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 


250


133,0


- 3,1


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

199

122,1

- 0,5

0
63 or 75 x 200 to 225
215
128,0
- 0,5
+ 3,9
63 or 75 x 250 to 300
250
131,6
- 0,4
+ 5,5
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




149




112,9




- 2,6




+ 6,4
*The statistical average is established except for maritime pine at 155 €
SPRUCE (fresh)
QUALITY O - edged, in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm


303


107,8


+ 0,7


+ 3,8
QUALITY 1 - edged in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm
Boards
Length : 2 to 5.50 m



241



109,0



+ 1,7



+ 3,0
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 75 x 225 or 63 x 160
Length : 3 to 5 m


193


109,0


+ 2,1


+ 7,8
Beams : 63 x 75 ou 50 x 75
Length : 3 to 4.50 m

203

109,1

+ 2,0

+ 7,4
Mouldings : 27 x 27
Length : 2 to 5 m

233

114,2

+ 1,3

+ 8,4
QUALITY 3
Boards edged timber all width
Unedged beams
Thickness : 18/27 mm



140



100,7



+ 4,5



+11,1
QUALITY 4
Scantlings

131

96,3

0

+ 11,0
Boards any width
Thickness : 27 mm

118

94,4

- 1,7

+ 12,4
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





341





112,5





- 0,9





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


250


120,8


+ 6,4


+ 6,4
Thickness : 32 mm
270
127,4
+ 2,7
+ 6,7
QUALITY 1 – square edged in all widths
Length : 2 to 2.70 m
Thickness : 27 mm


195


125,0


- 1,5


+ 5,4
Thickness : 32 mm
242
145,8
+ 7,01
+ 24,1
QUALITY 2
Scantlings :
Length : 3 to 5 m


255


153,6


+ 16,9


+ 54,5
QUALITY 3
Boards all widths
Thickness : 27 mm, Length : 2 to 5 m


137


111,4


- 4,2


+ 5,4
Beams (*):
136
107,1
+ 7,9
+ 12,4
QUALITY 4
Boards :
Thickness : 27 mm


97


103,2


- 13,4


- 10,2
(*) 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






295






112,6






- 1,3






- 7,2
QUALITY OB
Logs : All  thickness

252

109,6

0

+ 2,0
QUALITY OA
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


298


100,3


- 13,9


- 4,8
QUALITY O
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


263


110,0


- 4,01


- 6,07
QUALITY 1
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


230


116,2


- 4,2


- 0,4
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 65 x 165 / 65 x 180 / 80 x 230
Length : 3 to 5 m


207


120,4


+ 4,0


+ 5,1
Beams : 76 x 76 / 80 x 80
Length : 3 to 5 m

216

121,3

+ 0,5

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

264

132,0

+ 3,1

+ 6,0
QUALITY 3
Boards : Thickness 27 mm
Lengths up to 3 m
All widths



123



91,1



+ 0,8



+ 11,8
Scantlings (*)  : 65 x 165 ou 80 x 230
146
102,0
+ 1,4
+ 9,8
QUALITY 4
Boards
(*) :
Thickness : 27 mm


122


99,2


+ 17,3


+ 50,6
Scantlings (*)
134
103,9
0
0
(*) These specifications have been introduced in October 1994
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