Germany: Spruce roundwood price index increases strongly in some cases

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AlternativtextThe German producer price indices for spruce showed an upward trend almost continuously in November 2020, with one exception: Spruce B sections remained true to their negative course with -0.8% to a level of 71.7 points compared to the previous month. Various other ranges, on the other hand, showed a positive trend. B/C qualities went up by +5.7% to 54.2. And Spruce B continued the rise that began in October 2020 (+3.1% to 69.6). Spruce pulpwood also trended towards the 50-point mark with a somewhat steeper development than between June and October (+1.9% to 47.7).

Compared to the same month last year, spruce pulpwood still lagged behind by 18%. Spruce B was 7% lower.

AlternativtextCompared with other softwood, spruce made the strongest effort in November 2020, followed by Douglas fir and pine. Pine, however, lost less year-on-year. Douglas fir even reached the level of the previous year and has been comparatively stable in price since February.

You get to the table with these and other calculations here.

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

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