Germany: Spruce log price index on average slightly decreasing

February 13, 2024
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Alternativtext The German producer price indices for spruce developed in both directions in November 2023. On average, the index for log wood decreased by -0,1% to 95,3 points. B qualities reached the level of 98 points ( -2,3% ), to which 3 m lengths contributed with -3,0% to 99,2 points. For 4/5 m lengths Destatis calculated 99,7 points ( -1,7% ).

C qualities in November reached 87,4 points ( 0,6% ) with 93,4 points ( 1,6% ) for 3 m lengths and 91,1 points ( 0,6% ) for 4/5 m lengths. B/C qualities reached 95,4 points ( 3,2% compared to the previous month).

Alternativtext For spruce pulpwood Destatis calculated an index of 102 points (2,75%). Pulpwood of pine reached 104,8 points ( -2,3% ). Douglas fir pulpwood reached 74,1 points ( 0,5% ). The softwood pulpwood index arrived at 101 points ( -2,5% ).

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

log wood: -8,7%

B qualities: -8,5%

B 3 m: -8,8%

B 4/5 m: -8,0%

C qualities: -7,0%

C 3m: -7,1%

C 4/5 m: -6,6%

B/C qualitites: -9,9%

Industrial quality: -8,7%

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