Germany: Wood products price index falls on a negative trend in February

In 2018, German producer prices for industrial wood products followed only one direction: upwards. Around the turn of the year, this trend has stalled. For the first time in February, there is a clear downward trend in the month-on-month comparison.

Compared to the same month last year, the upward trend is still largely intact. Only four of the 26 listed values ​​are in the red: battens, solid construction boards, raw chipboard and laminate flooring. Lumber stagnates. The rest has risen since February 2018. The highest increases are showing finger-jointed softwood, narrow boards, pellets and OSB boards, all with over 4% increase.

In the short term, looking back on January 2019, it looks the other way around. Only four figures have risen: pellets, MDF boards as well as melamine and high pressure coated chipboard. Six figures are stagnating, 16 are falling, most notably OSB boards, followed by raw chipboards and wood chips. The remaining 13 lower indices show reductions of less than 1%.

Producer price indices of industrial products (2015 = 100)Feb-18Jan-19Feb-19Change in % Feb.18-Feb.19Chage in % Jan.19-Feb.19
Softwood, Thickness> 6mm, planed, ground, finger-jointed (m3)102,5108,9108,35,66%-0,55%
Spruce, fir cut, Picea abies karst. (M3)104,1107,0106,42,21%-0,56%
Construction timber, according to DIN 4074 / S10103,9104,6103,90,00%-0,67%
Boards, width 8 to 16 cm104,2110,0109,34,89%-0,64%
Boards, width over 16 cm101,1103,3102,61,48%-0,68%
Roof battens, according to DIN 4074 / S10106,5106,6105,8-0,66%-0,75%
Standard beams wood A / B101,6104,0103,61,97%-0,38%
Mouldings from softwood, all edges profiled (m)102,2104,4104,42,15%0,00%
Hardwood sawn timber105,5108,2107,72,09%-0,46%
Beech sawn timber104,7107,3106,71,91%-0,56%
Oak sawn timber108,3111,6111,63,05%0,00%
Wood in form of plateletsor chips from softwood91,593,892,71,31%-1,17%
Pellets, briquettes, logs or similar forms from sawdust.101,8105,1106,74,81%1,52%
Particle board from wood, untreated or ground (m3)100,7100,198,7-1,99%-1,40%
Particle board, high pressure laminate surface(m3)99,5101,2101,82,31%0,59%
Particle board, melamine paper surface (m3)99,1102,2102,93,83%0,68%
OSB, waferboard and similar boards, made of wood112,6123,3117,54,35%-4,70%
MDF furniture panels, thickness> 9mm, density 650-800 kg / m3105,6104,7105,80,19%1,05%
HDF board, density> 800kg / m3, raw / ground (m3)99,7101,8101,01,30%-0,79%
Laminate flooring, density> 800kg / m3 (m2)101,499,799,7-1,68%0,00%
Parquet panels for mosaic floors104,8105,6105,60,76%0,00%
Windows, doors, frames, cladding therefor, of wood102,6106,3105,52,83%-0,75%
Doors and frames, door panels103,9105,3105,31,35%0,00%
Flat pallets, pallet tower walls105,7107,8107,41,61%-0,37%
Boxes, crates, drums, etc., made of plywood (m3)101,2104,7104,73,46%0,00%

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