German wood price index for wooden packaging developed differently in January 2023

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The monthly price index for sawn timber and wood-based materials for wooden packaging and pallets showed different developments in January 2023 compared to the previous month. The index of solid wood for wooden pallets almost stagnated with +0.5% compared to December 2022, when it had decreased by 4%. With a status of 337.1 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 3.4% below the previous year's value.

The index for solid wood for wooden packaging decreased by 3.6% to a level of 218 points - after a minus of 4% in December. Compared to January 2022, this resulted in a decrease of 10.4%.

In January 2023, the index for packaging plywood fell more sharply - by 8.7% to the level of 230.1 points. The index was thus 5.2% below the previous year's figure.

With a decrease of 3.9% compared to December to 127.9 points, OSB for packaging also fell a little more. Compared to the index level in January 2022, there is a minus of 28.7%.

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