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Pellet prices reach highest level since March 2014

10.01.2019 − 

In December 2018, at an average price of €260.81/t, the end consumer price for pellet purchases upwards of 6t A1 pellets rose above the mark of €260 for the first time since March 2014. The current value recorded by German DEPV corresponds to a price increase of 2.5% vis à vis November, and an increase of 6.2% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year.

The regional differences for a purchase volume of 6t changed only marginally by comparison with November. At an average of €257.33/t, pellets continue to be cheapest in central Germany. In northern and eastern Germany the price amounts to €258.29/t, and €262.24/t in the south. Prices thus increased for the fourth consecutive month since August.

The price increases were in part due to a generally robust demand on the German markets as well as on the bagged pellets markets in France and Italy. Higher prices for imported pellets as well as higher procurement costs for raw material also had an effect on end consumer prices.

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