The German wood market is divided into two parts. While wood prices are only rising very slowly for German forest owners, sawmills and exporters make real money.
Most recently, the prices for spruce were around 9 percent higher than at the height of the market crisis last autumn. On the other hand, forest owners in Germany still get a third less for spruce than they did two years ago.
At the same time, the German wood market is empty. The reason: With exports to the USA and China, the demand is going through the roof.
On the other hand, many forest owners cut much less wood than usual because of the very low prices. That means: The market is extremely scarce and wood is currently in short supply!