In April 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce only partially continued their almost uninterrupted upward trend since April 2021. On average, the index for logs rose by 1.1% compared to the previous month to a level of 100.8 points. B grades recorded a minus of 0.1% to 102.5 points, to which 3 m lengths contributed with -0.6% to 103.2 points. 4/5 m lengths fell by 0.6% to a level of 104.4 points.

C ranges increased by 0.2% to 93 points. 3 m lengths recorded an increase of 0.7% to 98.9 points. 4/5 m lengths fell by 0.7% to 96.5 points.

Spruce pulpwood rose in April by 6.3% to a value of 95.2 points. Pine pulpwood recorded a minus of 3.1% to 88.6 points. Douglas fir pulpwood increased by 3.1% to 66.1 points. The softwood pulpwood index increased by 2% to 90.2 points.

Year-on-year the spruce index increased by 46.3%. B grades recorded an increase of 38.3%, with 3 m lengths contributing 37.4% and 4/5 m lengths 36.3%. C grades gained an average of 41.6%, with 3m lengths up 37.9% and 4/5m lengths up 42.1%. And the index for spruce pulpwood was 98.8% higher than in the same month last year.

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

Germany: Pine log price index split

The German producer price indices for pine rose only partially in April 2022. On average, log wood increased by 0.2% compared to March to a level of 87 points. B quality lost 3.1% to 97.9 points. 3/4 m lengths fell by 4.7% to 98.8 points.

C qualities recorded an increase of 4.1% to 83 points. 3 m lengths contributed to this with an increase of 5.8% to 96.6 points.

Pine pulpwood recorded a minus of 3.1% to 88.6 points in April. Spruce pulpwood rose by 6.3% to a value of 95.2 points. Douglas fir pulpwood increased by 3.1% to 66.1 points. The softwood pulpwood index increased by 2% to 90.2 points.

Year-on-year, the pine index rose 22.4%. B ranges increased by 18.4% – in a length of 3 to 4 m by 13.8%. C grades gained 26.3% compared to April 2021. 3m lengths gained 27.6%. Pine pulpwood exceeded the index level of the same month last year by 28%.

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

Germany: Douglas fir log price index mainly increasing

The German producer price indices for Douglas fir mostly followed an upward trend in April 2022. On average, the log index increased by 2.7% to 79 points compared to March. B quality decreased by 0.1% to 93.9 points. 3 m lengths recorded an increase of 2.2% to 99.5 points, while 4/5 m lengths fell by 1.8% to 84.3 points.

C ranges achieved a level of 67.3 points with an increase of 3.5%. B/C ranges recorded an increase of 5% to 76 points.

Douglas fir pulpwood increased by 3.1% to 66.1 points in April. Pine pulpwood recorded a minus of 3.1% to 88.6 points. Spruce pulpwood rose by 6.3% to a value of 95.2 points. The softwood pulpwood index increased by 2% to 90.2 points.

Year-on-year the Douglas fir index gained 23.4%, B grades 24.7%. 3m lengths increased by 28.2%, while 4/5m lengths increased by 21%. C grades recorded an increase of 22.1%. B/C qualities exceeded the previous year’s value by 23.4%. The Douglas Fir pulpwood Index was up 20.4% from April 2021.

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

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