Germany: Prices for wood products continue to rise in June

In June 2018, German producer prices for commercial wood products continued to rise. Almost all figures show a rising trend compared to the previous year. In the short-term comparison with May there are also some declining values.

Construction-related products have developed noticeably more strongly than those that are more likely to be attributed to furniture production.

Compared to June 2017, only laminated particleboard reported a slight reductions as compared to the previous year. All other indices are rising. The largest increases show raw chipboard, narrow boards and construction timber.

Narrow boards have increased the most since May, followed by lumber and wood chips. In particular, pellets and small dimensions have but also finger-jointed sawn timber, construction timber and laminate flooring.

Producer price indices of industrial products (2000 = 100)Jun-17Mai 18Jun-18 Change % Jun17 – Jun18 Change % Mai18 – Jun18
Softwood, size>6mm, planed, sanded, finger-jointed112,9118,6117,94,43%-0,59%
Spruce and Fir lumber (Picea abies Karst.)117,1121,3122,14,27%0,66%
Lumber according to DIN 4074/S10115,3119,1120,74,68%1,34%
Boards, width over 16 cm120,8125,4125,43,81%0,00%
Boards, width from 8 to 16 cm, size from 15 to 24 mm110,2113,9116,45,63%2,19%
Roof battens according to DIN 4074/S10125,4129,5129,93,59%0,31%
Stock squared timber, A/B, 10X10 – 12X12113,7118,1118,23,96%0,08%
Construction timber102,3107,9107,65,18%-0,28%
Hardwood lumber113,7115,0115,71,76%0,61%
Beech blocks, A/B, size 50-60 mm, length 3m, damped107,9108,5109,41,39%0,83%
Beech frames, size 26-32 mm, length  3m, undamped114,3115,7116,41,84%0,61%
Wood chips from softwood91,291,292,10,99%0,99%
Particle boards, raw or sanded106,3118,3119,011,95%0,59%
Particle boards, laminated with decor115,2115,0115,0-0,17%0,00%
HDF panels, size > 800 kg/m³, raw/sanded114,4114,5114,60,17%0,09%
Laminate floorings, density > 800 kg/m³110,3111,6111,51,09%-0,09%
Pellets and Briquets, compressed108,6113,7112,23,31%-1,32%

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