Log Pricing Tables

The following tables provide indications of the current market prices.

The tables are also useful in showing how current market prices compare with the previous month, what the average of the last 6 months was and what logs were selling for at this time last year.

We have covered the primary species in the market; Radiata pine, Douglas fir and Macrocarpa.
We encourage everyone to regularly review the options surrounding the harvest of their forest, woodlot or commercial shelterbelt. Contact us today to discover what the best option is for your harvest.

Allan Laurie
Phone: 0274 321 420
Phone: 03 689 8333
Phone: 03 359 5000
Email: allanl@laurieforestry.co.nz
Radiata pine domestic log market

 
(NZ$ per tonne) Landed at mill door Log Specification Current month (Sept 2014) Previous month Average previous 12 months Last year
(Sept 2013)
P1 (P38-P40) Min SED 38 - 40cm. Lengths 4.8m+ $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
P2 (P34-P38) Min SED 34 - 36cm. Lengths 4.8m+ $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
S30 Min SED 30cm Max branch 7cm Length 4.8m+ $100.00 $100.00 $99.33 $97.00
S22 Min SED 22cm Max branch 7cm Length 4.8m+
$88.00 $88.00 $85.08 $83.00
A30 Min SED 30cm Max branch 15cm Length 4.8m+
$85.00 $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
L30/box Min SED 30cm Max branch 20cm Length 4.8m+ $75.00 $75.00 $74.58 $75.00
Post wood
Cut to length 1.8m + past, stay, strainer
$90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
Chip
Random length to 6m ends cut square
$45.00 $45.00 $45.00 $46.00
Call one of our offices to enquire about selling your mature forest, woodlot or shelterbelt




 
Radiata pine export log market

 
(NZ$ per JAS) Landed at wharf gate Log Specification Current month (Sept 2014) Previous month Average previous 6 months Last Year (Sept 2013)
Pr (P38) Min SED 38cm. Lengths 3.8m+ $118.00 $110.00 $121.08 $132.00
Pp/P2 (P34) Part pruned min 2.4m, A grade above. 3.8m+ $86.00 $75.00 $99.58 $111.00
CA40 Min SED 40cm Max branch 12cm Length 3.8m+ $86.00 $75.00 $97.58 $111.00
CA30 Min SED 30cm Max branch 12cm Length 3.8m+ $83.00 $75.00 $95.00 $107.00
CS Min SED 22cm Max branch 12cm Length 3.8m+ $77.00 $69.00 $88.83 $101.00
CI Min SED 26cm Max branch 20cm Length 3.8m+ $68.00 $63.00 $79.83 $90.00
CIS (pulp) Min SED 14cm No Max branch Length 3.8m+ $62.00 $57.00 $75.58 $87.00
Call one of our offices to enquire about selling your mature forest, woodlot or shelterbelt




 
Douglas fir domestic log market

 
(NZ$ per tonne) Landed at mill door Log Specifications Current month (Sept 2014) Previous month Average previous 6 months Last Year
(Sept 2013)
A grade Min SED 30cm. Max branch 7cm Lengths 4.8m+ $125.00 $125.00 $126.42 $125.00
B grade Min SED 24cm. Max branch 7cm Lengths 4.8m+ $110.00 $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
C grade Min SED 16cm. Max branch 7cm Lengths 4.8m+ $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
D grade Min SED 20cm Max branch 15cm Length 4.8m+ $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Firewood Random length to 6m $68.00 $68.00 $68.00 $68.00
Domestic prices for Douglas fir can vary according to specific block quality. Prices quoted tend to be minimums. Call one of our offices to enquire about selling your mature forest, woodlot or shelterbelt




 
Douglas fir Export log market

 
(NZ$ per JAS) Landed at wharf gate Log Specifications Current month (Sept 2014) Previous month Average previous 6 months Last Year (Sept 2013)
CF+ grade Min SED 30cm. Max branch 12cm Lengths 3.8m+ $105.00 $104.00 $115.25 $122.00
CF- grade Min SED 22cm. Max branch 12cm Lengths 3.8m+ $93.00 $92.00 $105.50 $113.00
CF16 grade Min SED 16cm. Max branch 12cm Lengths 3.8m+ $85.00 $84.00 $94.92 $94.00
CIS (pulp) Min SED 12cm Max branch 15cm Length 3.8m+ $64.00 $63.00 $85.83 $88.00
Call one of our offices to enquire about selling your mature forest, woodlot or shelterbelt




 
Macrocarpa domestic log market

 
(NZ$ per tonne) Landed at mill door Log Specifications Current month (Sept 2014) Previous month Average previous 6 months Last year (Sept 2013)
P1 grade Min SED 38 - 40cm. Lengths 2.4m+ $325.00+ $325.00+ $325.00+ $325.00+
P2 grade Min SED 34- 36cm. Lengths 2.4m+ $185.00+ $185.00+ $185.00+ $185.00+
S30 grade Min SED 30cm Max branch 10cm Length 3.6m+ $150.00+ $150.00+ $150.00+ $150.00+
S20 grade Min SED 22cm Max branch 10cm Length 3.6m+ $115.00+ $115.00+ $115.00+ $115.00+
L grade Min SED 30cm Max branch 15cm Length 3.6m+ $100.00+ $100.00+ $100.00+ $100.00+
Sleeper grade Min SED 30cm Max branch 30cm Length 3.6m+ $90.00+ $90.00+ $90.00+ $85.00+
Firewood Random length to 6m $70.00+ $70.00+ $70.00+ $68.00+
Values quoted are minimum prices prevailing in the market. They should be treated as a guide only as quality of logs can vary dramatically. As an example good quality pruned logs can be worth up to $400 per tonne landed at mill door. Call our offices to enquire about selling your Macrocarpa forest, woodlot or shelterbelt




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Havest Costs

The following table provides a guide of the current costs of harvest, transport and marketing forests or woodlots.

These costs can vary just as forests, their location, the available infrastructure and the distance to market do.

Therefore, please use this table as a guide only and seek professional advice on harvesting by contacting us to discuss.

Logging Operations Pricing Matrix
(This table is a guide only as forests and woodlots do vary but it will enable you to determine an average costs for harvesting.)
Typical current Logging and Loading cost ($ per tonne)

Easy flat

$26 - $28

Easy Hill

$29 - $31

Moderate
steep

$34 - $38

Steep
Hauler

$38 - $45

Typical current cartage cost ($/tonne)

50 - 60
(km)

$14 - $16

100 - 120
(km)

$23 - $27

150 - 175
(km)

$34 - $39

200 - 225
(km)

$40 - $45

Typical other costs

$7 - $9

$7 - $11

$9 - $12

$9 - $14

         
  Total typical harvest cost   $46 - $52 $59 - $69 $77 - $89 $87 - $104
Logging and Loading costs are based on typical operations without undue complexity which could include the likes
of poor wood quality and all weather access being available. Cartage costs are based on averaging of previous quarter.
Typical other costs can vary dramatically
but can include marketing fees, roads, tracks, landings and weigh charges.