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The latest National Statistics on Timber Price Indices produced by Forest Research were released on 19 May 2022 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Timber Price Indices are based on sales by Forestry England, Forestry and Land Scotland and Natural Resources Wales and consist of the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index and the Softwood Sawlog Price Index. They present data to March 2022 for Great Britain.
In addition, this release also covers a new index for small roundwood and two new sub-indices of the Softwood Sawlog index, covering spruces and other conifers.
The key points from the latest release are:
Longer time series data for the Coniferous Standing Sales Price Index, for years ending March 1985 to March 2022, are available in Excel and ODS formats. The data also give underlying figures for volumes, total prices and average prices by average tree size in Great Britain.
Quality Assurance of Administrative Data (May 2021):
Statistician: Daniel Braby
Contact: Robert Stagg
Tel: 0300 067 5238
Timber Price Indices (data to September 2022) will be released on 17 November 2022.
Timber Price Indices (data to March 2023) will be released on 18 May 2023.
Information on pre-release access to these publications can be found in the pre-release access pages.
Price indices for standing sales and for softwood sawlog prices are published twice yearly.
In order to improve the statistics that we produce and to ensure that they remain relevant, we are interested in hearing from people who use our statistics. More information on how we consult users and contact details can be found on our user engagement page.
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