France: Lumber prices, October 2011

  • November 16, 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 October 1-5, 2011.

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FRENCH LUMBER PRICES for the period October 1-5 2011


SPECIFICATIONS Price in € Index Quarterly change
October 2011
Annual change October 2011
July 2011 October 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) 



953



110,0



1,4%



4,5%
Diameter 50 + (thickness 50 mm)
1 089 112,2 1,7%
3,7%
LOGS  - QB1
High-value joinery work, 6 months open air drying
Length 3 m +
Diameter 40 to 49 cm (thickness 27 to 34 mm)



768



109,9



1,2%



3,3%
Diameter 50 to 80 cm  (thickness 54 mm)
842 108,8 3,6%
0,8%
SELECTED LOGS  - QSA/QS1-
 (KD)
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



786



117,9



5,2%



6,7%
SELECTED LOGS  - QS2 -
6 months open air drying
Thickness 27 to 54 mm - length 2 m et +
Bare 18 cm (tolerance 10 cm +) 



511



113,1



3,1%



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



556



94,9



5,3%



-1,6%
 
60 to 90 cm
730
105,5
10,6%
6,6%
1 m +
804
101,6
3,4%
2,3%
STRIPS (80x27) OR EDGED (100x27) QF1b 
(3 months open air drying)
Length 0.50 m +


586


94,4


2,6%


4,6%
EDGED QF2-
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 100 to 150 mm


549


91,9


- 5,6%


- 6,6%
Width 160 mm +
684
112,3
5,3%
7,6%
EDGED QF2/QF3 X –
Thickness 27 mm - Length 1,50 m +
(3 months AD)
Width 160 mm +


569


112,5


15,7%


6,4%
EDGED BEAMS QP1 -
Standard beams (fresh)

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



487



119,7



6,4%



5,7%
Measure 25x25 - length 4 to 5 m
558
122,3
6,2%
7,7%
(index base: July 1990)
BEECH
LOGS (3 months drying)
Thickness: 27/54 mm – Diameter: 40 cm +
Length: 3 m +
F-B 1




321




110,8




1,4%




- 1,1%
F-B 2
228
105,1
3,2%
1,4%
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





290





127,2





1,4%





5,1%
*Grade 2 (bedding quality) open air drying
255
111,4
0,0%
13,3%
Grade 3 (packaging-pallets quality) fresh
165
115,3
7,7%
6,3%
*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 


267


142,3


7,0%


1,3%
Grade 2 - scantlings - length 3 to 5 m
63 x 150 ou 63 x 175

210

129,0

5,6%

4,1%
63 or 75 x 200 to 225
221
131,8
2,9%
2,9%
63 or 75 x 250 to 300
240
126,6
- 3,8%
- 4,2%
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




2,68%




4,1%
*The statistical average is established except for maritime pine at 156 €
SPRUCE (fresh)
QUALITY O - edged, in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm


297


105,6


- 2,1%


0,6%
QUALITY 1 - edged in all widths
Thickness : 27 mm
Boards
Length : 2 to 5.50 m



238



107,8



- 1,1%



1,9%
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 75 x 225 or 63 x 160
Length : 3 to 5 m


197


111,5


2,3%


6,1%
Beams : 63 x 75 ou 50 x 75
Length : 3 to 4.50 m

206

110,8

1,6%

5,7%
Mouldings : 27 x 27
Length : 2 to 5 m

239

117,0

2,4%

7,5%
QUALITY 3
Boards edged timber all width
Unedged beams
Thickness : 18/27 mm



143



103,1



2,4%



11,1%
QUALITY 4
Scantlings

133

97,5

1,3%

6,2%
Boards any width
Thickness : 27 mm

117

93,7

- 0,7%

4,6%
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





342





112,8





0,3%





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


250


120,8


0,0%


5,9%
Thickness : 32 mm
270
127,4
0,0%
5,9%
QUALITY 1 – square edged in all widths
Length : 2 to 2.70 m
Thickness : 27 mm


195


125,0


0,0%


1,6%
Thickness : 32 mm
243
146,6
0,5%
21,6%
QUALITY 2
Scantlings :
Length : 3 to 5 m


254


153,0


- 0,4%


53,9%
QUALITY 3
Boards all widths
Thickness : 27 mm, Length : 2 to 5 m


136


110,3


- 1,%


3,5%
Beams (*):
139
109,3
2,0%
12,8%
QUALITY 4
Boards :
Thickness : 27 mm


109


116,2


12,6%


- 4,2%
(*) 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






298






113,7






1,0%






- 5,4%
QUALITY OB
Logs : All  thickness

253

110,1

0,5%

2,5%
QUALITY OA
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


290


97,7


- 2,6%


- 7,0%
QUALITY O
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


291


121,8


10,7%


4,0%
QUALITY 1
Edged : Thickness : 18 / 27 mm +
Width : 100 mm +


243


122,8


5,7%


4,8%
QUALITY 2
Scantlings : 65 x 165 / 65 x 180 / 80 x 230
Length : 3 to 5 m


198


115,3


- 4,2%


0,7%
Beams : 76 x 76 / 80 x 80
Length : 3 to 5 m

216

121,3

0,0%

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

253

126,4

- 4,2%

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



123



91,2



0,1%



2,7%
Scantlings (*)  : 65 x 165 ou 80 x 230
155
108,3
6,2%
13,2%
QUALITY 4
Boards
(*) :
Thickness : 27 mm


135


109,8


10,7%


42,1%
Scantlings (*)
147
114,0
9,7%
9,7%a
(*) These specifications have been introduced in October 1994
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