Germany: KVH Manufacturers Enforce Higher Prices

  • February 21, 2011
  • • Source: IHB
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Prices below € 270/m³ for finger-jointed squares and beams (KVH) with 6er profiles should be history. Even cheap deals from Austria are only few on the German KVH market. Because of the poor lumber market in Italy, German KVH manufacturers estimate that sawmills in southern Austria were producing more for Germany.

Some KVH manufacturers have already increased prices in February. By mid March, the € 285-287/m³ (6er profiles, franco) should be enforced all over. Another price increase is expected in April or May. Producers base those increases on the rising costs for KVH raw squares, that have already exceeded the € 190/m³ (KD, franco).

Demand for KVH is still typical for the season. Production runs again in two shifts. At the turn of the year, stocks were low and are still below the target marks.


€/m³
Dec 2007
€/m³
Dec 08
€/m³
Jun 09

€/m³
Nov 09
€/m³
Jun10
€/m³
Sep 10
€/m³
Feb11
KVH 6er nsi (franco, trader, load-wise)
200-210
210-220 (pine)
200-220
240-245
250-255
275-285

290-300
280-290  (pine)
280-290
KVH 6er nsi (franco, quantity buyers)





285-295 285-287
Markup 8er, 10er
Markup 12er, 14er






+5; +5
+10; +10
KVH nsi, according to list
250-270
235-245
265-280
275-290
300-320
315-345
310-320
KVH raw square  (KD, franco)
150-160
-
160-170
160-170
185-190
205-215
185-190


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