To be blunt it has not been a good 2 years for the price of sawlogs. Not just on a regional or country wide analyses but on a global one. North America had what could be described as a modest fall but overall during the period Europe had the ‘big hit.’ If we zoom in a little more, then the worsted effected area was Central Europe. The second largest overall fall was in Latin America and Oceania.
A quarter by quarter study shows us that Poland, Sweden, Eastern Canada and British Colombia fared worse in other words a steady decline.
We like to finish on some good news and that is that New Zealand, Brazil, Russia and Norway have seen prices rise, so while this doesn’t alter the global picture of falling prices perhaps it heralds the buds of hope.