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Germany Firewood Prices Up 85.7%

[Sep 29, 2022]

German statistics office Destatis said on Thursday that prices for firewood and wood panels rose 85.7% in the country in August last year compared to the same month last year.

And he said Statement Prices for firewood and wood-based panels increased by 85.7% in August 2022 compared to the same month of the previous year, thus significantly exceeding the increase in consumer prices as a whole.

The German Statistical Office explained that “the reasons for the higher than average firewood and timber prices are the increase in demand, the increase in purchasing and transport costs in the wood processing industry.”

With rising gas, oil and electricity prices, more and more people are turning to wood as an alternative way to heat their homes, the statement said.

He noted that in August 2022, consumers had to spend much more money to buy firewood for stoves or heaters compared to the previous year.

Source: German Statistical Office “Destatis”.