Apart from pine all softwood log prices have decreased against the month before, especially spruce which decreased by 8%. The bark beetle crisis has obviously reached the Baltics. Against July 2018 all softwood log assortments have decreased. Spruce notes here also clearly below pine. Pine assortments are only slightly below last year’s levels, whereas pine is 6-9% below.
Concerning pulpwood now also pine process crashed after spruce prices did last month. In July pine pulpwood has lost 11% against June. Both pine and spruce are now almost 30% below last year’s levels. Hardwood pulpwood has lost as well in July but prices keep slightly above levels of July 2018.
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