Prudent business decision-making regarding investments and strategic planning requires up-to-date and reliable market information about the constant price changes of sawlogs, pulplogs and wood chips.
The digitized successor to Wood Resource Quarterly from Wood Resources International
WoodMarket Prices is a convenient, one-stop repository for the datasets and analytical tools imperative for success in the forest supply chain. This new product includes price and trade data and trending market commentary on critical industry developments.
This crucial data can be visualized and analyzed based on your exact needs. You can save custom search filters, download datasets and customized images, and print charts and graphs.
Make Better Business Decisions
When Wood Costs Make Up 45-75% of the Cost of Manufacturing, Every Penny Matters.
WoodMarket Prices includes pricing data for sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips for more than 20 countries going back more than 25 years. With sawlog and pulpwood price indices, current and historical pricing, and wood cost outlooks, WoodMarket Prices provides the data and insight the industry needs to manage raw material costs.
Current & historical pricing data
Price comparisons by country
Wood fiber, sawlog, pellet, market pulp and lumber prices for multiple countries can be viewed all at once. Select only the countries you want to see, or view all countries in one chart.
Global market insights
Global market commentary for each of the following sectors is included:
- Global Pulpwood Market Updates
- Global Lumber Market Updates
- Global Pulp Market Updates
- Global Sawlog Market Updates
- Global Pellet Market Updates
Sawlog price indices
Log costs account for 65-70% of the production costs when manufacturing softwood lumber. Having access to pricing data for sawlogs by country, by continent, and globally for benchmarking purposes is crucial for determining the competitiveness of a region’s sawmilling industry.
WoodMarket Prices has two sawlog price indices, one price index for Europe and one global.
- The volume-weighted Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI), established in 1Q1995, focuses on commonly used log species and grades used to manufacture construction and better grades of lumber. It reports average sawlog prices for the following regions:
- North America - Western Canada, Eastern Canada, US Northwest and US South
- South America - Brazil and Chile
- Europe – Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland, and Sweden
- Asia/Oceania – China, Japan and New Zealand
- The volume-weighted European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI), established in 1999, reports average sawlog prices for the nine largest log-consuming countries in Europe.
The Global and European Sawlog Prices Indices have fluctuated substantially over the past 25 years, with the following highlights (in cubic meter under bark):
Pulpwood price indices
The cost of wood fiber is the greatest factor in determining the competitiveness of a pulp manufacturing plant. It is also the input cost that fluctuates the most over time. Worldwide, these costs currently vary between 45-72% of the total cash cost depending on product grade and the costs of other components such as chemicals, energy and labor.
Understanding the importance of measuring wood fiber price trends worldwide, WRI developed two price indices with data collection dating back to 1988. The Global Wood Fiber Price Indices are derived from wood fiber prices for the pulp industry in 17 regions. These regions together account for 85-90% of the world’s wood-based pulp production capacity. The regions include:
- North America - Western Canada, Eastern Canada, US Northwest and US South)
- South America - Brazil and Chile
- Europe – Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain and Sweden
- Asia/Oceania – Australia, Indonesia, Japan and New Zealand
The price indices are calculated using quarterly wood fiber prices and estimated country/regional wood fiber consumption data.
- The Global Softwood Wood Fiber Index (SFPI) predominantly includes countries with natural conifer species in the Northern Hemisphere
- The Global Hardwood Wood Fiber Index (HFPI) consists of wood fiber prices in non-conifer plantation forests (mainly Eucalyptus and Acacia)
The Global Wood Fiber Indices have fluctuated substantially over the past 32 years, with the following highlights:
In addition to a comprehensive trade summary table, WoodMarket Prices shows trade data for hardwood and softwood chips, market pulp, and pellets. Data is sortable by country and region for both imports and exports. The trade dashboard includes an interactive map and trade flow wheel.
How It Works
- Track the latest prices for sawlogs and pulpwood worldwide
- Monitor global trade of lumber, logs, wood, chips and pellets
- Evaluate the competitiveness of sawmills and pulpmills around the world
- Receive reliable wood chip and pulplog prices in US dollars and local currencies
- Assess quarterly wood raw-material price trends for the past 30 years
- Follow wood prices and industry developments in North America, Europe, Latin America, Oceania and Asia