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Södra raises the prices for pulpwood and firewood due to market’s continued high demand in the short and longer term.

As of August 19, Södra is raising its wood prices because of the high demand for both pulpwood and firewood. The need for the these assortments is estimated to remain high in the coming months.

The basic price after the increase for prime softwood pulpwood will be SEK 435 per fixed cubic meter (EUR 40.95/m3)  and for premium birch and aspen pulpwood will be SEK 475 (EUR 44.72/m3). The basic price for firewood is SEK 200 (EUR 18.82/m3)  and SEK 230 (EUR 21.64/m3)  respectively per solid cubic meter.

”Demand continues to be high for pulpwood and firewood. Now we are raising the prices to strengthen the flows from our members’ forests to the industry and at the same time to strengthen the profitability of Södra’s members,” said Olof Hansson, business area manager for Södra Skog, in a press release.

The price increase should also reduce Södra’s import need for hardwood pulpwood, while the price increase should also support the members’ active forestry with a particular focus on thinning and hardwood forest management.

In Götaland, many members’ forests have been affected by the spruce bark beetle. Södra urges the forest owners to take stock of their forest and remove the infested trees as quickly as possible.

The following price adjustments apply from 19 August 2022:

  • Softwood’s price is increased by SEK 50/m³fub (EUR 4.71/m3)
  • Hardwood pulpwood is increased by SEK 50/m³fub
  • Firewood is increased by SEK 50/m³fub
  • Birch timber and birch blocks are increased by SEK 50/m³fub

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