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a sustained high demand, a limited offer and significantly higher energy costs lead to significantly higher rates for roof tiles by industry information.

Ein mit Ziegeln gedecktes Hausdach in Bad Wilsnack mit einer sogenannten Fledermausgaube. © Soeren Stache / DPA Central Image / DPA A tiled house roof in Bad Wilsnack with a so-called bats.

According to the Central Association of the German Roofing Handicraft (ZVDH) in Cologne, there has been a noticeable price increase at the beginning of the year. By May, further pricing is expected, so that sound roofs could then be 30 to 40 percent more expensive than at the end of last year.

The production of roof tiles is particularly energy-intensive, because very high temperatures of 1000 degrees or more needed. Add to this is an order acceptance stop in some manufacturers, which lead to the fact that the trade currently no sound roof tiles can order in the relevant suppliers, according to the ZVDH.

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Ukraine war tightens the situation

According to the Federal Association of the German Brick Industry in Berlin, a strong increase in demand for sound roofs has already been observed since the fourth quarter of 2021. The reason for this is primarily the good construction economy. "The situation has disturbed through the Ukraine crisis and a threatening import stop for Russian natural gas again," said Association's Chief Managing Director Matthias Frederich's German Press Agency.

Because of the high demand, some companies have to accept temporarily long delivery times. Partly no new orders could be accepted more, Frederich said. In view of the high energy costs and increasing supply bottlenecks, it is inevitable for the brick industry inevitably to pass on cost increases. "Basically, one can say that the brick industry is currently in a tremendous tension field between the one hand very high construction demand and on the other hand, on the other hand, a completely unclear natural gas supply for brick production."

Gas distribution could become the problem

could tip the situation if there should be no Russian natural gas supplies to Germany. In the case of a "significant deterioration of the supply situation", it is envisaged that the Federal Government as part of the emergency plan gas excludes gas and highest level.

Then the Federal Network Agency regulates the gas distribution. Thus, it is to be ensured that for example, private households, but also hospitals or gas power plants will be further supplied - Brick manufacturers then no longer.

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