Returns to small growers may be
lower than those recorded here owing to scale and buyers' margins. These log prices are
historical and indicative only and may not correspond to actual prices paid, or grades
used, in market transactions. A "best fit" is applied by survey respondents to
align company log grade specification with the generic specifications. Direct comparisons
with actual market prices may not apply, due to differences between the specification
sets. The prices are subject to changes when further data become available. The sources
for this information are Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry industry contacts.