Consumers in Greece are trying to save money where they can and are turning to wood for heating, but they are in for an unpleasant surprise, as prices have “jumped” due to the increase in demand.
Orders placed take up to 15 days to arrive. It is characteristic that the phones in the woodsheds have not stopped ringing.
Regarding wood prices, olive for example from 125 euros per cubic meter last year this year hopefully reached 150 euros and… we see, beech from 115 euros to 135 euros and oak from 125 euros last year to 140 euros this year.
“The price has risen by around 30% to 40%, we expect it to become more expensive and the main problem is that there is not enough wood. We are finding it difficult to put wood in our stores for the winter, there is none,” says wood merchant Petros Helios to the Star camera.
However, consumers state that they save where they can, after all, the price of electricity, despite the subsidies, is particularly high.