Germany: Douglas fir log price index develops heterogeneously

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Alternativtext In March 2022, the German producer price indices for Douglas fir only partially followed an upward trend. On average, the index for log wood increased by 0.5% to 76.7 points compared to February. B quality decreased by 1.3% to 94 points. Lengths of 3 m recorded an increase of 2.1% to 97.4 points, while lengths of 4/5 m remained stable at 85.8 points.

C ranges reached a level of 65 points with a minus of 0.5%. B/C ranges recorded an increase of 2.3% to 72.4 points.

Alternativtext Douglas fir pulpwood in March increased by 3.4% to 64.1 points. Pine pulpwood recorded an increase of 4.5% to 91.4 points. Spruce pulpwood rose by 5.5% to a value of 89.6 points. The softwood pulpwood index increased by 5% to 88.4 points.

Year-on-year the Douglas fir index gained 23.5%, B grades 26.5%. 3m lengths increased by 26.8%, while 4/5m lengths increased by 24%. C grades recorded an increase of 18%. B/C qualities exceeded the previous year's figure by 23.6%. The Douglas fir pulpwood index was up 32.9% from March 2021.

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