German wood price index for wooden packaging decreases in June 2022

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The monthly price index for sawn timber and wood-based materials for wooden packaging and pallets in Germany recorded a decrease in all product ranges in June 2022 compared to the previous month. The index of solid wood for wooden pallets fell by 4.4% compared to May 2022, when it rose by 2.8%. With a status of 497.4 points, the characteristic value determined by the Federal Association of Wooden Packaging - Pallets - Export Packaging (HPE) in cooperation with the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn was 41.2% above the previous year's value.

The index for solid wood for wooden packaging decreased by 4.3% to a level of 312.6 points - after a plus of 6.1% in May. Compared to June 2021, this resulted in an increase of 12.2%.

Plywood for packaging also recorded a declining index in June 2022 - by 1.1% to stand at 280.4 points. The index was thus 20.3% above the previous year's figure.

OSB for packaging also fell, down 4.1% compared to May to 182.4 points. Compared to the index level in June 2021, there is a minus of 16.3%.

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