Germany: Oak log price index on the rise

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Alternativtext The German producer price indices for oak recorded an increase in November 2022. On average, the index for trunk wood increased by 5,9% to 136,5 points. For A grades there was not enough data material available. B qualities reached the level of 143 points ( 7,0% ), to which 3 m lengths contributed with 5,3% to 136,3 points – and 5 m lengths with 10,9% to 166,4 .

C qualities in November reached 143,7 points ( 6,4% ) – in 3 m lengths 147 ( 2,3% ). 5 m lengths reached 150,4 points ( 9,0% ).

Alternativtext For oak pulpwood Destatis calculated an index of 103,4 points ( -0,4% ). Pulpwood of beech reached 118,7 points ( 6,7% ). The hardwood pulpwood index arrived at 116,4 points ( 5,8% ).

Year-on-year the oak indices evolved as follows:

log wood: 12,4%

B qualities: 12,8%

B 3 m: 10,1%

B 5 m: 16,1%

C qualities: 11,1%

C 3 m: 9,9%

C 5 m: 18,1%

Industrial quality: 17,2%

You get to the table with these and other calculations here.

Data source: Destatis: producer price indices for the products of logging from the state forests

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