Germany: Douglas fir log prices continue to rise

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AlternativtextThe German producer prices for Douglas fir gained momentum during their upward trend in January 2021. On average, the index rose slightly more than December 2020 by 1.4% to a level of 64.7 points. B quality gained momentum (+1.9% to 73.9 points), especially in the 3 m length, which rose by 4% to 78.2 points. But also 4/5 m long assortments increased in price (+2.8% to 69 points).

C logs also found their price turning point in January, gaining 1.7% to 54.6 points. 3 m long assortments that had crashed in the previous month rose slightly by 0.4% to 55.6 points.

AlternativtextDouglas fir pulpwood continued the increase that began in November, albeit at a somewhat slower rate, and achieved an index of 48.7 (+ 4.1%). In a year-on-year comparison, the index was still 13% lower. On the other hand, C grades exceeded the value from January 2020 by 3%. B logs exceeded theirs by 10%

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

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