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    Good new for investors as UK Timber Price Indices show rise


    2011 - 11.24

    The latest Timber Price Indices have been published showing that timber prices are still rising, thanks to growing demand in Asia and Europe.

    The latest figures have been welcomed by timber investors, who are keen to see that predictions of timber prices continuing to increase over the coming months, are grounded in realism.

    The figures showed that coniferous standing sales averaged at £14.77 per cubic metre for the year to the end of September 2011. During September, standing coniferous sales in the UK had increased by 16 per cent on the same month year before.

    In the six-months to September 2011, softwood sawlog prices had increase by an impressive seven per cent, further adding to the reasons for timber investors to crack open the Champagne. Softwood, is, after all, what makes up the vast majority of timber sold in the UK.

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