Sawlog prices in countries around the Baltic Sea have tracked each other closely for most of the past 20 years. In the first decade, sawlog prices in the Nordic countries were paid at a premium over other regions..
The export log prices in New Zealand decrease in June on stronger currency and higher shipping costs. Thus, the prices slid to a five-month low in June as returns were hurt by a stronger local currency and an increase in shipping costs
Export log prices for New Zealand decreased in March because the shipping rates on oil prices increased and the overseas market demand weakened. The average wharf-gate price for A-grade logs from New Zealand decreased to $119 a tonne from the $122 a tonne in February