Swedish Forest Agency

  • Rising sawlog prices and declining pulpwood prices in 2014

    Etiketter: Forestry
    In 2014, the sawlog prices rose, while pulpwood prices fell in comparison to 2013. Statistics for the fourth quarter of 2014 show an increase in prices when compared to the previous quarter. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Forest Products Markets in the UNECE region still recovering from the 2008 crisis

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Production output for the major forest products in the UNECE¹ Region (Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS²) and North America) are still 10-15% below the average annual output for the four years preceding the crisis (2004-2007). / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Stock volumes of roundwood and wood chips in the third quarter of 2014

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips is estimated to amount 8.3 million m³ (cubic metres solid volume excluding bark) as at 30 September 2014. An increase by 26 percent compared with the same time frames as last year. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Gross Fellings 2014

    Etiketter: Forestry
    According to the forecast from the Swedish Forest Agency the gross fellings in the year 2014 is estimated to 87.0 million m³ standing volume. This is an increase by 1.6 percent when compared to 2013. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Decreasing sawlog and pulpwood prices during the third quarter of 2014

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Sawlog prices (delivery timber) decreased by 6 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the prior quarter. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Regeneration quality remains unchanged, while there is an increase in area of scarification

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The yearly results from the Swedish Forest Agency’s inventory on quality of post-felling regrowth shows that regeneration quality remains unchanged. The percentage area of scarification has increased steadily. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Decreasing sawlog and pulpwood prices during the second quarter of 2014

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Sawlog prices decreased by 1 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the prior quarter. Pulpwood prices also decreased by 1 percent compared to the prior quarter. Sawlog prices decreased in the Southern Region and in the Northern Region by 1 and 3 percent respectively while the sawlog prices in the Central Region rose by 2 percent. Pulpwood prices rose by 1 percent in the Central Region and decreased by 4 percent in the Northern Region and in the Southern Region pulpwood prices were unchanged. When comparing the second quarter of 2014 and the same quarter of 2013, sawlog prices rose by 6 percent and pulpwood prices decreased by 5 percent. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Production of newsprint continues to decline

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    During the first quarter of 2014, production of paper and paperboard declined by 5.7 percent while production of wood pulp was at the same level when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013. The general trend is that the production of wrapping paper and paperboard for packaging is increasing while production of newsprint and printing paper is decreasing. Production of paper and paperboard fell by 5.7 percent to 2.6 million tonnes in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter in 2013. Production of newsprint continues to decrease and fell by 28.5 percent during this period. Printing and writing paper fell by 11.9 percent, while there was an increase by .4.4 percent in the production of other paper and paperboard grades. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Continued decline in the production of newsprint

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    During the first quarter of 2014, production of paper and paperboard as well as production of pulp fell by 5.5 percent respective by 2.4 percent when compared to the same quarter of 2013. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Rising timber prices on sawlogs during the first quarter

    Etiketter: Wood
    Statistics from Swedish Forest Agency show increasing timber prices on sawlogs and unchanged prices on pulpwood during the first quarter of 2014. / Swedish Forest Agency
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