The latest National Statistics on Timber Price Indices produced by the Forestry Commission were released on 17 May 2012 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 Softwood Sawlog Price Index. They present data to March 2012 for Great Britain.
The key points from the latest release are:
- The average price for coniferous standing sales was £14.10 per cubic metre overbark standing in nominal terms in the year to March 2012.
- The Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index for Great Britain was 1.9% higher in real terms in the year to March 2012, compared with the previous year.
- The average price for softwood sawlog sales was £37.83 per cubic metre overbark in nominal terms in the 6 month period to March 2012.
- The Softwood Sawlog Price Index was 4.5% higher in real terms in the 6 months to March 2012, compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.
Coverage: Great Britain
Geographical breakdown: None
Timber Price Indices: Data to March 2012
Longer time series (including underlying data used in constructing the timber price indices)
Quality Report: Timber Price Indices
Methodology Paper (August 2008):
Methodology for the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index
Statistician: Sheila Ward
Tel: 0131 314 6171
8 November 2012 (data to September 2012)
16 May 2013 (data to March 2013)
There is no pre-release access to Forestry Commission National Statistics in their final form. Further information can be found in the pre-release access pages.