Germany: Increase in prices for wood products; hardwood lumber more expensive

September 08, 2015
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In July a slightly upward trend for the German wood products price index could be noticed. As compared to the previous month, only the index values for boards, planed softwood and pellets have decreased minorly.

The value of battens, wood chips and particleboard remained unchanged over June. The value of other products has increased slightly, with the strongest increase in hardwood lumber assortments. 

Also year on year, the index is in uptrend. Only five index values ​​show an opposite trend. Again, the increase is more pronounced in hardwood lumber assortments. In addition, wood chips have clearly risen.

Germany's Producer Price Index Commercial Products
(2000=100)

July 2014

Jun3
2015

July 2015

Change 
July 201

Spruce and Fir lumber (Picea abies Karst.)

116,6

114,4

114,7

-1,62%

Lumber according to DIN 4074/S10

116,5

116,5

117,1

+0,51%

Finger-jointed squares and beams (KVH)

104,8

98,9

99,3

-5,24%

Boards, width over 16 cm

122,6

122,0

123,0

+0,32%

Boards, width from 8 to 16 cm, size from 15 to 24 mm

110,6

111,3

111,1

+0,45%

Roof battens according to DIN 4074/S10

122,2

118,7

118,7

-2,86%

Stock squared timber, A/B, 10X10 - 12X12

114,3

115,4

115,8

+1,31%

Softwood, size>6mm, planed, sanded, finger-jointed

112,8

111,3

111,2

-1,41%

Wood chips from softwood

96,8

99,8

99,8

+3,09%

Pellets and Briquets, compressed

118,4

119,4

118,9

+0,42%

Hardwood lumber

108,9

110,5

111,7

+2,57%

Beech blocks, A/B, size 50-60 mm, length 3m, damped

102,3

106,5

106,8

+4,39%

Beech frames, size 26-32 mm, length  3m, undamped

109,6

110,9

112,2

+2,37%

Particle boards, raw or sanded

114,8

114,5

114,5

-0,26%

Particle boards, laminated with decor

114,8

115,2

115,2

+0,34%

HDF panels, size > 800 kg/m³, raw/sanded

112,4

114,3

114,4

+1,77%

Laminate floorings, density > 800 kg/m³

109,1

110,0

110,2

+1,00%