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Storms Driven by January Trade in Finland

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Issue date: 
Jan 4, 2012
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PaperIndex Times
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Timber Procurement


Forest acquired in January from private forests 2.6 million cubic meters of wood. In January, the purchased amount of trees felled by storms was estimated at 1.5 million cubic meters.

Storm damage was very localized and do not have a significant impact on the industry's annual use of wood. The storm effects were greatest in south-western Finland, where the timber trade took place livelier many times over the previous January.

January purchase amount was nearly three times that of 2011 compared with January. Pulpwood purchased 1.4 million cubic meters of sawlogs and 1.1 million cubic meters.

Affected areas of higher harvest costs

Storm damage affecting harvesting costs and thus the forest owners paid the price range. Disaster areas logging is taking longer than usual and more dangerous, which increases its cost. In addition, a storm of fallen or broken trees, the quality is weaker than usual, especially tukeilla. The distances are getting longer, the normal harvesting plan has to be different from country to storm-damaged trees from the forests to be restored as quickly as possible.

The average prices of softwood logs declined by 6 percent, and upon payment of 50 euros per cubic meter. Price of birch logs fell by 3 per cent to an average of 39 per cubic meter. Softwood fibers are the average prices fell by 8-10 per cent and 3 per cent of birch pulpwood. Pine pulpwood price was 15 euros per cubic meter, six of the fiber 16 and birch pulpwood 15 euros per cubic meter.

Application of wood at a high level

Industry uses continuous significant amounts of domestic wood, so the timber trade are encouraged to remain active. Everything in there is a demand for wood. The various timber species in the demand for regional and company-specific differences.


Extpub | by Dr. Radut