Standing timber prices achieved by Coillte for the third quarter fell marginally compared with the second quarter this year. However, prices are still excellent for all log size categories. As we reported last September Coillte achieved record prices for standing timber during the period April to June.

Then, log prices in all size categories greater than 0.324m3 received an average of €81.00/m3 compared with €55.00 during the same period in 2017. Prices for most categories over 0.475m3in the third quarter fetched over €80/m3. Private sales were mainly in the €52-€59/m3 price range in those size categories.