Germany: Producer Prices for Wood Products in October

  • November 24, 2011
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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Producer prices for softwood lumber have significantly decreased in October compared to September 2011. Especially, boards reduced in price. Versus the figures of the previous year, softwood without KVH (finger-jointed squares and beams) is still higher in price.

Seasonally, prices of pellets have hardened. Engineered wood products prices are stable. MDF shows the only significant increase in the monthly comparison. Prices for raw particleboard have decreased slightly.

Producer price statistics reflect the situation of the hardwood sawmills in no way. For many hardwood companies the situation is precarious. Sales of Beech lumber stagnates both in export and in domestic markets. Just good Oak lumber is still having buyers.

Producer Price Index Commercial Products
(2000=100)
Oct
2010
Sep
2011
Oct
2011
Change
Oct '10
  to '11
Spruce and Fir lumber (Picea abies Karst.)
135.5 141.8 139.8
3.17%
Lumber according to DIN 4074/S10
122.9 126.5 126.4
2.85%
Finger-jointed squares and beams (KVH)
137.3 137.9 138.5
0.87%
Boards, width over 16 cm
136.7 145.0 142.3
4.10%
Boards, width from 8 to 16 cm. Size 15 to 24 mm
149.7 159.2 156.0
4.21%
Roof battens according to  DIN 4074/S10
124.1 127.6 127.5
2.74%
Reserve squared timber A/B, 10X10-12X12
129.7 136.5 133.7
3.08%
Softwood, Size>6mm, planed, sanded, finger-jointed
117.8 124.3 124.3
5.52%
Wood chips from softwood
186.3 185.2 183.9
-1.29%
Pellets and Briquets, compressed
185.4 191.1 197.9
6.74%
Hardwood lumber
108.6 111.9 111.9
3.04%
Beech blocks, A/B Size 50 to 60 mm, Length 3m, damped
96.0 99.9 99.9
4.06%
Beech frames, Size 26-32 mm Length 3m, undamped
114.1 117.2 117.2
2.72%
Particle Boards, raw or sanded
112.0 129.4 128.4
14.64%
Particle Boards, laminated with decor
102.4 112.3 112.3
9.67%
MDF Panels, Size> 9mm, density >650-800kg/m³
103.0 108.0 109.5
6.31%
HDF Panels, density > 800 kg/m³, raw/sanded
107.8 116.9 116.9
8.44%
Laminate floorings, density > 800 kg/m³
90.5 97.2 97.2
7.40%



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