In April 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce only partially continued their almost uninterrupted upward trend since April 2021. On average, the index for logs rose by 1.1% compared to the previous month to a level of 100.8 points. B grades recorded a minus of 0.1% to 102.5 points, to which 3 m lengths contributed with -0.6% to 103.2 points. 4/5 m lengths fell by 0.6% to a level of 104.4 points.
C ranges increased by 0.2% to 93 points. 3 m lengths recorded an increase of 0.7% to 98.9 points. 4/5 m lengths fell by 0.7% to 96.5 points.
Spruce pulpwood rose in April by 6.3% to a value of 95.2 points. Pine pulpwood recorded a minus of 3.1% to 88.6 points. Douglas fir pulpwood increased by 3.1% to 66.1 points. The softwood pulpwood index increased by 2% to 90.2 points.
Year-on-year the spruce index increased by 46.3%. B grades recorded an increase of 38.3%, with 3 m lengths contributing 37.4% and 4/5 m lengths 36.3%. C grades gained an average of 41.6%, with 3m lengths up 37.9% and 4/5m lengths up 42.1%. And the index for spruce pulpwood was 98.8% higher than in the same month last year.
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Data source: Destatis: producer price indices for the products of logging from the state forests