Sale of logs

Sales of felled timber account for the largest share of RMK’s total revenues. In 2016, logs accounted for 46% of the sales volume of felled timber. The share of logs has increased.

The annual average sales volume is approximately 1.8 million m³ and it includes all local tree species and quality categories.Depending on cutting possibilities, pine logs constitute 40-42%, spruce logs 42-44%, birch logs 10-12% and logs of other tree species 4-6%.

Logs are mainly sold at a negotiated price, under long-term contracts. Smaller quantities are sold in pre-negotiated biddings and auctions.Long-term contracts guarantee stability for the buyer and seller and presuppose the customer’s stable development, the adding of additional value to timber, previous smooth cooperation and accurate performance of contracts previously entered with RMK.The credibility and accuracy of timber measurements taking place at the customer’s location is also important.

The contracts are signed for up to five years and they include annual nominal volumes and, as a rule, also price agreements with the duration of three months.The basis for price agreements is the average value of timber in the local market.As a rule, auctions are held once a quarter to obtain price information and to ensure that all interested participants have the possibility to make a purchase.

RMK only sells logs under long-term contracts to timber industries located in Estonia.Logs sold under long-term contracts constitute 85% of all sold logs.

Contact us!

Conifer logs
Urmas Treial
tel +372 503 3396

Hardwood logs
Jaanus Reinvee
tel +372 513 2961