Sales in the German timber trade developed very well in the first quarter of 2022. On average, sales increased by 25% compared to the previous quarter.
According to the results of the monthly GD Holz company survey, the vast majority of the participating companies state that these high increases are largely price-related. The volume turnover is probably about the same as the previous year or slightly higher.
The clear growth in sales runs through all major product ranges, with panel materials leading the way with an increase of 32%, followed by lumber ranges with +23%, but flooring has also increased very strongly with +21%. In a comparison of the distribution channels, sales in the wholesale trade have developed better than in the wood retail trade.