The price of wood depends on many factors, including:
- Tree species
- Tree sturdiness
- Harvested volume
- Harvesting method, time and conditions
- Transport distance in the forest, that is, the distance from the forest to the side of the road
- Transport distance from the roadside storage to the mill
- Market situation for wood products
The price of wood can therefore show great variation.
For example, trees harvested when the ground is unfrozen accrue a higher stumpage price than those harvested in the winter. The unit price for wood is higher in regeneration felling than in thinning because the harvesting costs are lower and the quality of log wood in particular is better due to the sturdier trunks. In delivery sales, where the forest owner fells the trees and hauls them to roadside storage, the price depends on the size of the batch of wood, the time of reception and the usability of roads.
To get an estimate of the value of your forest, request a quote from one of our local forest specialists.
Spruce log, pine log, log wood, pulpwood
Sturdy trees and parts of the trunk produce log wood. Small-dimension logs are thinner than regular logs. Pulpwood is obtained from thinner trees and the tops of log wood. In wood trade, a separate price is agreed for each wood grade. Examples of wood grades include spruce log, birch pulpwood and small-dimension spruce log.
The wood prices released by Natural Resources Institute Finland include the prices paid by the members of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation. The statistics cover approximately 83 per cent of all industrial wood purchases from private forests in Finland. The weekly price is the average for the last four weeks, weighted by purchase volumes. If the figure is unavailable, the table shows 0.00 instead.
Price ranges in wood trade statistics are wide, and prices also depend on the location of the felling site. A map of the price ranges is provided at the bottom of the page.