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Figure 8.1 - Coniferous standing sales and sawlog price indices in real terms, 2012-2017

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Figure 8.1 is a line chart showing the coniferous standing sales and sawlog price indices since 2012 (period ending March). The index base of 100 is at September 2016. 

It shows that the real price of coniferous standing timber has generally increased from 2012 to 2015 before falling slightly, and has started to recover in the most recent period.

Real prices of coniferous sawlogs show a similar trend.  The index is a little higher for than the coniferous standing sales price index for most of the period, but the sawlog index shows a sharper decline between 2015 and 2016.