Figure 8.1 - Coniferous standing sales and sawlog price indices in real terms, 1984-2013
Figure 8.1 is a line chart showing the coniferous standing sales and sawlog price indices since 1984 (period ending March). The index base of 100 is at September 2006.
It shows that the real price of coniferous standing timber has generally declined from 1987 to 2003 before rising slightly by 2008. A small decrease between 2008 and 2009 has then been followed by a further slight increase, and the index has been relatively stable between 2011 and 2013.
Real prices of coniferous sawlogs have remained more stable, but have also shown a general downward trend over most of the time period.