Sawlog prices fell throughout the world in 2019 with European prices declining the most, resulting in a more competitive sawmilling sector in Central and Northern Europe. Sawlog costs, which often account for more than two-thirds of the production costs, have fallen substantially in Central Europe in 2019 making the sawmilling sector in the region more competitive. A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog prices downward in most major markets around the world in the 3Q/19. The biggest price reduction came in Central Europe, where storm-damaged logs flooded the market ...
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