Softwood sawlog prices in Brazil in 4Q/09 were down 11% from their peak in 2008 because of weak export lumber markets, reports Wood Resource Quarterly

Lumber exports from Brazil have fallen 45% in two years, resulting in reduced demand for sawlogs and lower log prices. In the 4Q/09, pine sawlog prices were down 11% from their peak in 2008, but were still over 300% higher than six years ago, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.