France: Price index for hardwood timber – Oct. 2008

  • October 29, 2008
  • • Source: Fordaq
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Fordaq publishes the latest update of its French hardwood prices index. Prices for good quality oak timber are stable, while the hardwood parquet prices are going down. Orders are less numerous and the delay of clearance is longer. If for oak beams prices continue to remain stable, orders are more strict and very often large sections are added to the orders without any modification in prices; for the sleepers, the fall is visible and should be between 10 and 20 %.
Beech remains bearish and especially the products destined for Asia and Maghreb.
Ash is still in a quiet market, remaining relatively stable.
Cherry and maple prices keep going down.
Chestnut follows the same trend as the oak: good quality timber sells well, while the rest begins to fall.


Fordaq Sciages Feuillus

Definition
Grade
Thick.
Width
Length
Fresh/KD
2007/04
2007/11
2008/05
2008/10
Mini/Maxi
 
OAK
 
BOULES QBA/QB1
27/41 mm
45 cm+
3000 +
KD 12%
800
860
827
829
550/950
BOULES QBA/QB1
45/80 mm
50cm +
3000 +
AD 16/22%
900
1040
1010
1019
750/1250
UNEDGED BOARDS QB2
27/54 mm
20 cm +
2200 / 3000
fresh
420
500
534
520
450/640
SQUARE EDGED QF1A
18 mm +
9 cm +
500 +
fresh
970
1050
1040
1030
900/1200
SQUARE EDGED QF2
27 mm
fixed 120 +
1000 +
fresh
650
690
697
710
600/790
SQUARE EDGED QF2/3X
27 mm
fixed 140 +
1500 +
fresh
500
535
533
520
470/570
SQUARE EDGED QF3XX
27 mm
fixed 120 +
1800 +
fresh
310
325
366
328
310/380
STRIPS QF1b
27 mm
80 mm
300/500
fresh
520
525
543
533
420/570
STRIPS QF1A
27 mm
80 mm
500 +
fresh
700
750
760
730
670/870
BEAMS QPA
100 mm+
100 mm+
2000 +
AD/20%+
420
485
475
465
430/500
SLEEPERS HS
150 mm
260 mm
2600 +
fresh
305
340
330
304
280/340
 
 
BEECH
 
BOULES WHITE FBA/FB1
34/65 mm
40 cm +
3500 +
fresh
380
380
383
350
250/400
BOULES RED FBA/FB1
27 mm+
50 cm +
3000 +
fresh steamed
240
250
245
237
210/290
SQUARES FFA/ FF1
60 mm+
60 mm +
750 mm +
fresh
430
450
457
435
420/490
SQUARE EDGED FF1
27 mm+
120 mm +
2000 +
AD/20%+ steamed
480
485
490
412
390/425
SQUARE EDGED FF1 R
27 mm+
120 mm +
2000 +
AD/20%+ steamed
330
335
307
284
250/315
PACKAGING FF3
80 mm
80 MM
1000 +
fresh
150
165
158
157
140/165
 
 
ASH
 
BOULES BROWN 1st
27 mm+
35 cm +
2500 mm +
AD/20%+
330
350
342
341
290/400
UNEDGED BOARDS  1st BLANC
18 mm+
120 mm +
2000 mm +
AD/20%+
425
420
414
405
380/450
SQUARE EDGED BROWN 1st
27 mm
120 mm +
2000 mm +
AD/20%+
490
490
487
472
460/480
 
 
CHERRY
 
BOULES 1st
18 mm+
35 cm +
2500 +
AD/20%+
810
810
732
726
650/830
BOULES 1st /2nd
18 mm+
20 cm +
2000 +
AD/20%+
530
475
450
436
380/490
BOULES 2e /3rd
27 mm+
20 cm +
2000 +
AD/20%+
350
315
238
208
200/250
 
 
MAPLE (acer pseudoplatanus)
 
BOULES A /B
27/80 mm
35 cm +
2200 +
KD
680
650
550
527
420/640
BOULES B /C
18 mm+
27 cm +
2000 +
KD
400
400
353
343
280/380
 
 
CHESTNUT
 
BOULES 1st
27 mm+
30 cm +
2500 +
AD
750
750
802
800
700/880
UNEDGED BOARDS  A / B
18 mm+
10 cm +
2000 +
AD/20%+
490
530
542
519
460/550
SQUARE EDGED 1st
fresh
60 mm +
400 mm +
fresh
630
725
740
722
680/740
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