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Timber Price Indices to March 2009

The latest National Statistics on Timber Price Indices produced by the Forestry Commission were released on 14 May 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Timber Price Indices are based on Forestry Commission sales and consist of the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index and the Sawlog Price Index.  They present data to March 2009 for Great Britain. 

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The average price for coniferous standing sales was £9.15 per cubic metre overbark standing in nominal terms in the year to March 2009.
  • The Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index for Great Britain was 30.1% lower in real terms in the year to March 2009, compared with the previous year.
  • The Softwood Sawlog Price Index was 27.9% lower in real terms in the 6 months to March 2009, compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.

First Release:
Timber Price Indices 

Methodology Paper:
Methodology for the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index

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

Next Update:
November 2009 (data to September 2009)
May 2010 (data to March 2010)

  

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