Firewood is rapidly becoming more expensive
On September 1, the State Forest Service of Tyrol published another regular price list for construction and commercial timber, as well as firewood.
The publication notes a 20-30 percent price increase caused by the pandemic, which is also fueled by high export demand. In particular, the price of spruce wood has increased by about 40 percent since 2019. Firewood has become significantly more expensive – the rise in price amounted to almost 23 percent per year. A cubic meter of firewood such as spruce or alder currently costs about 25 euros, beech or maple about 50 euros.
These high prices are likely to remain stable throughout the winter, said Tyrol Forestry Director Josef Fuchs:
We hope that no special weather events will affect the timber market. If this continues in the future, prices will fluctuate at this level.