The Estonian roundwood market, which experienced a summer slowdown, has now seen a moderate increase in prices. Softwood logs, softwood, birch pulpwood, and firewood have all witnessed price hikes over the past month. In the softwood log market, the price of pine logs has notably increased by 11.6%, almost returning to the levels seen earlier in the summer. Meanwhile, spruce logs have risen by 7.3%, pine small logs by 2.8%, and spruce small logs by 2.5%. However, it is important to note that these prices have not yet reached their pre-summer lows.
During the last three months, pine logs have experienced a 12.5% decrease in price, while spruce logs have seen a 6.1% drop. Pine small logs have witnessed a 3.6% decrease, and spruce small logs have decreased by 2.7%. These declines can be attributed to the summer slowdown in the market.
Moving on to softwood prices, the market has observed an increase of 3.3% over the past month. Pine prices have risen by 3.9%, while spruce prices have increased by 2.6%. Birch pulpwood prices have also seen a notable rise of 5.1%. These price increases indicate a shift from the summer slowdown to a more active market.
In the firewood market, prices have gone up by 2.9% in the past month. The price of birch firewood has increased by 4.6%, while the price of mixed firewood has risen by 3.1%. These increases can be attributed to the growing demand for firewood as the weather gets colder.
Overall, the Estonian roundwood market is experiencing a shift from the summer slowdown to a period of moderate price increases. While prices have not yet reached their pre-summer lows, the market is showing signs of recovery. The increase in prices for softwood logs, softwood, birch pulpwood, and firewood indicates a more active market. However, it is important to monitor these trends closely to understand the long-term implications for the industry.
In conclusion, the Estonian roundwood market has seen a notable increase in prices for softwood logs, softwood, birch pulpwood, and firewood. While these prices have not yet reached their pre-summer lows, they indicate a shift from the summer slowdown to a more active market. As the weather gets colder, the demand for firewood is expected to continue growing. It is crucial for industry stakeholders to closely monitor these price trends to make informed decisions in the future.