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Timber Price Indices to March 2010

The latest National Statistics on Timber Price Indices produced by the Forestry Commission were released on 13 May 2010 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 2010 for Great Britain. 

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The average price for coniferous standing sales was £9.62 per cubic metre overbark standing in nominal terms in the year to March 2010.
  • The Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index for Great Britain was 5.1% higher in real terms in the year to March 2010, compared with the previous year.
  • The Softwood Sawlog Price Index was 21.9% higher in real terms in the 6 months to March 2010, compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.

Coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: None

First Release:
Timber Price Indices 

Data:
Underlying time series data used in constructing the timber price indices

Quality:
Quality Report:  Timber Price Indices

Methodology Paper (August 2008):
Methodology for the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index

Statistician:  Sheila Ward

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

Next Update:
November 2010 (data to September 2010)
May 2011 (data to March 2011)