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Timber Price Indices to March 2008

The latest National Statistics on Timber Price Indices produced by the Forestry Commission were released on 15 May 2008 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Statistics on Timber Price Indices are based on Forestry Commission sales and cover the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index and the Sawlog Price Index.  They present data to March 2008 for Great Britain. 

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The average price for coniferous standing sales was £12.48 per cubic metre overbark standing in nominal terms in the year to March 2008.
  • The Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index for Great Britain was 41.9% higher in real terms in the year to March 2008, compared with the previous year.
  • The Softwood Sawlog Index was 13.6% higher in real terms in the 6 months to March 2008, compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.

First Release:
Timber Price Indices

Contact:
Jackie Watson
Tel:  0131 314 6171
E-mail:  statistics@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Next Update:
November 2008 (data to September 2008)
May 2009 (data to March 2009)

 
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