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The UK Forest Market Report 2019

by Fenning Welstead 03.12.2019

The 21st edition of the UK Forest Market Report, produced by Tilhill Forestry and John Clegg & Co, outlines a positive outlook for the “robust” market in its annual analysis and commentary on the forestry and woodland sector and highlights its “powerful attraction as an investment asset”.

Key Findings

  • 23% Year-on-Year rise in average forestry values to £11,478 per stocked hectare (ha).
  • 21% increase in the total value of the forestry market.
  • Commercial forestry transactions worth £126.5m completed in the past year.
  • 14,235 ha (gross) of forestry traded in 2019 (81 forests).
  • Decrease in the average size of sold forestry property from 196 ha in 2018 to 136 ha.
  • Average cost £1.56m.
  • 69% of properties sold above their guide price with 14% of properties selling at more than 150% over guide.
  • Continued strength in the mixed woodlands market.
  • Scotland held the largest share of forestry market transactions (78% of recorded sales).
  • Planting targets exceeded in Scotland.
  • Positive outlook for forestry market.

Click here to download the report.

Visit Strutt & Parker’s Forestry Division John Clegg & CO website for more information on all aspects of commercial forestry and woodland management.

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