Germany: Producer Prices Ease in December

  • January 30, 2012
  • • Source: IHB/Destatis
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Nearly all producer prices for wood products in Germany showed a significant price increase compared to the same month last year. One exception are finger-jointed sqares and beams, which are slightly in the red. However, compared to the November figures, prices for all products eased - except for energy wood products and MDF panels. Spruce and Fir lumber fell by 1.3 points, thus continuing the trend of recent months. KVH even lost 3.5 points, equivalent to a price decline of 2.6%.

Producer Price Index Commercial Products
(2000=100)
Dec
2010
Nov
2011
Dec
2011
Change Dec '10
  to '11
Spruce and Fir lumber (Picea abies Karst.)
132.9 138.6 136.9
3.01%
Lumber according to DIN 4074/S10
123.1 126.6 125.6
2.03%
Finger-jointed squares and beams (KVH)
133.7 136.8 133.3
-0.30%
Boards, width over 16 cm
134.9 141.2 138.7
2.82%
Boards, width from 8 to 16 cm, size from 15 to 24 mm
146.1 154.6 152.8
4.59%
Roof battens according to DIN 4074/S10
123.0 127.0 125.0
1.63%
Reserve squared timber, A/B, 10X10 - 12X12
125.9 131.0 130.1
3.34%
Softwood, size>6mm, planed, sanded, finger-jointed
117.6 124.0 123.7
5.19%
Wood chips from softwood
186.3 185.9 187.2
0.48%
Pellets and Briquets, compressed
189.8 197.9 198.3
4.48%
Hardwood lumber
109.1 111.9 111.9
2.57%
Beech blocks, A/B, size 50-60 mm, length 3m, damped
97.8 99.9 99.9
2.15%
Beech frames, size 26-32 mm, length  3m, undamped
114.1 117.2 117.2
2.72%
Particle boards, raw or sanded
115.8 127.8 126.3
9.07%
Particle boards, laminated with decor
106.4 112.3 112.3
5.55%
MDF panels, size>9mm, densitiy>650-800kg/m³
105.2 107.5 107.4
2.09%
HDF panels, size > 800 kg/m³, raw/sanded
109.1 116.9 118.2
8.34%
Laminate floorings, density > 800 kg/m³
88.0 97.0 96.8
10.00%
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