Germany: Beech log price index partly rising again

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Alternativtext The German producer price indices for beech logs developed quite heterogeneously in January 2022. On average, they increased by 0.2% to 105.2 points. B grade gained 1.8% from December to a level of 111.7 points. The index for 3 m lengths rose by 0.3% to 105.2 points, while that for 5 m lengths increased by 2.7% to 113.4 points.

C ranges were down 0.7% in January to hit 100.8 points. 3 m lengths decreased by 0.2% to 100.1 points, 5 m lengths fell by 0.1% to 94.4 points. B/C ranges recorded an increase of 0.6% to 108.4 points.

Alternativtext Beech pulpwood recorded an increase of 3.9% to 99.8 points in January. Oak pulpwood strongly returned to its shortly paused uptrend, gaining 8.6% to 93.5 points. The hardwood pulpwood price index increased by 4.6% to 98.9 points.

Year-on-year, the beech log index was up 5.6% on the same month. B grade gained 9.2% from January 2021 with 8.4% at 3m lengths and 8.5% at 5m lengths. C ranges increased by 2.4%, 3 m lengths increased by 2.1%, 5 m lengths decreased by 3.8%. B/C ranges increased by 8.7%. Industrial quality recorded an increase of 4.1%.

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