France: Price for Standing Lumber, Sept-Oct 2009

  • November 09, 2009
  • • Source: Private forestry/ Michel and Pierre Chavet
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The timber market continues to be somewhat unstable. There is currently some demand on the market, but it only concerns very specific products and wood species. With the exception of maritime pine, softwood sells quite well at the moment. As for oak and other hardwood species, prices depend on the quality of the wood and the events that influence the market.


CHAVET Price for standing lumber (EUR/ cbm), with bark and  deductible handling
Sept-Oct 2009, gathered by Michel and Pierre Chavet

Standing Lumber, Species Quality Diameter of cross section in cm,, measured for 1,5 m height; with bark
 

60 to 85

20 to 25

90 to 115

26 to 35

120 to 145

36 to 45

150  175

46 to 55

180 to 195

56 to 65

200 to 245

66 to 80

250 +

81 +

Oak 1 5 to 20 € 40 to 50 € 80 to 150 € 120 to 200 € 150 to 250 € 200 to 300 € 200 to 400 €
2 5 to 15 € 20 to 35 € 40 to 70 € 70 to 110 € 100 to 130 € 130 to 150 € 150 to 200 €
3 damaged by frost or bent- correctable 5 to 10 € 10 to 20 € 15 to 40 € 35 to50 € 55 to90 € 70 to100 € 80 to120 €
Beech 1 (white - not veneer) 5 to 10 € 15 to 20 € 20 to 30 € 30 to40 € 35 to50 € 45 to60 € 50 to70 €
2 10 to 15 € 15 to 20 € 20 to25 € 25 to30 € 30 to35 € 35 to40 €
Ash tree 1 (white) 5 to 15 € 30 to 40 € 35 to 50 € 40 to60 € 50 to70 € 70 to90 € 100 to120 €
2 15 to 20 € 20 to 30 € 25 to35 € 30 to40 € 35 to50 € 35 to50 €
Maple not corrugated - 15 to 30 € 40 to 60 € 50 to90 € 70 to100 € 100 to120 € 100 to120 €
Chestnut not burnished; no veneer
or industrial wood
10 to 25 € 20 to 40 € 50 to 60 € 60 to70 € 70 to90 € up to 120 €, depending on quality
Hornbeam/ Field maple with stem 10 to 15 € 15 to 30 € 25 to 40 € 40 to50 € 50 to60 € - -
Linden- Elm - Plane tree   - 20 to 30 € 30 to 65 € 35 to60 € 45 to70 € 50 to80 € 60 to100 €
Alder - Birch w/o stem 5 to 10 € 10 to 20 € 15 to 40 € 30 to50 € 40 to60 € - -
Cherry clean stem - 30 to 50 € 40 to 100 € 90 to120 € 120 to150 € 140 to180 € 140 to250 €
Poplar w/ clean or raw stem 5 to 10 10 to 20 € 25 to 35 € 30 to40 € 35 to40 € 35 to 40 € 35 to 40 €
with branches 5 to10 10 to 15 € 10 to 15 € 15 to20 € 15 to25 € 15 to25 € 15 to25 €
Canadian Poplar w/ clean stem 5 to 10 € 10 to 15 € 15 to 20 € 20 to25 € 25 to30 € 25 to40 € 25 to 40 €
Spruce/ Fir clean stem or few branches 10 to 25 € 15 to 30 € 30 to 40 € 40 to50 € 45 to60 € 50 to65 €
Larch
Douglas Fir clean stem or few branches 15 to 30 € 25 to 40 € 40 to 50 € 45 to70 € 50 to70 € 60 to80 € 60 to 80 €
Pine Silvester clean stem or few branches 5 to 15 € 15 to 20 € 20 to 25 € 25 to30 € 30 to 35 € 35 to40 €
5 to 10 € 10 to 15 € 15 to 20 € 20 to25 € 20 to 30 € 20 to30 €
Laricio Pine w/ clean stem 8 to 15 € 10 to 25 € 25 to 45 € 40 to60 € 45 to 65 € 45 to70 €
Maritime pine From Gascony 0 to 5 € 3 to 10 € 5 to10 € 5 to15 € 5 to 15 € - -
Maritime and Black pine  other regions - 5 to 10 € 8 to10 € 10 to 15 € 15 to 20 € 15 to20 € 15 to 20 €



NOTA BENE - Fluctuations are included in the estimated prices. The final price is determined by grade, consistency of the cutting, quantity, accessibility of the forest area, origin and strength. Smaller quantities sell for higher prices per unit and vice versa. However, each plot that is harvested is a case in itself. The prices reflect market trends and better qualities sell for higher prices. Prices for branches are expected to be down by 30 to 50%. Pricing is determined case by case depending on the profile of the plot, or, in the case of fruit trees, for each individual tree. Prices do not include duties and taxes. For some tree species (poplar, Douglas fir and beech), prices may also vary based on the surrounding area, that is whether there is a wood processing facility nearby or not. If there isn’t one, then the cost of transportation brings down the actual price of wood.

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