Swedish Forest Agency

  • 91 percent of the area under regeneration was approved

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The proportion of regeneration areas assessed and approved under the Forestry Act has shown a positive development since the turn of the century. The latest 3-year average showed that 91 percent of the area under regeneration was approved under §6 of the Forestry Act. This level is unchanged compared with the previous year’s results and remains at the highest level since the inventory started in 1999. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Decreased activity in notification of final felling area in September

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency shows an overall decrease in notified area for final felling in September compared to the same month 2018 – in region South of Northern Sweden 41 per cent. The reason behind the decrease are the vast areas notified after the extensive forest fires last year. In region Central Sweden forest owners continues the high level of forest operations with an increase of 6 per cent of notified areas compared to September last year. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Gross felling is expected to increase in 2019

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Harvesting is expected to increase this year, showing a forecast from the Swedish Forest Agency. If the forecast stands, it is the highest figure since 2007.The gross felling in 2019 is estimated to be 94 million forest cubic metres. It is slightly more than 2018 when the preliminary gross felling was less than 93.5 million cubic metres. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • More forest land under forest management certification schemes and voluntary set-aside areas

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Productive forest land under forest management certification scheme was 14.8 million hectares in 2018, which represents an increase of 3 percent since 2016. At the same time, forest owners' voluntary set-asides amounted to 1.2 million hectares during the same year, which is also an increase of 3 percent during the same period. These results are presented in a new statistical product that the Swedish Forest Agency will from now on publish annually. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Storms and strong economic growth increase the notified area of final felling

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The notified area of final felling increased by 18 per cent in February compared with the corresponding month in 2018. Therefore, the trend of increased notifications continues, according to the Swedish Forest Agency's statistics. It is the highest monthly recorded data for the whole country in for February month in the last 12 years. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Large timber stocks

    Etiketter: Forestry
    According to the Swedish Forest Agency’s stock survey, the total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and pulp chips was 10.1 million cubic metres on June 30 this year. That is 36 per cent higher than in the same period last year. The stocks of pine and softwood pulp wood was 4.1 million cubic metres which is the highest levels since 2005. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Sawlog prices continues to decrease

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Sawlog prices decreased by 2.8 percent during the second quarter compared to the first quarter of 2019. At the same time, pulpwood prices were relatively unchanged. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Notified final felling area increases after slump in June

    Etiketter: Forestry
    After a slump in notifications in June the forest owners’ engagement for final felling increased considerably in July. That is shown by monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area notified for final felling in July was the highest in 9 years. One reason for the increase could be higher activity in forest operations due to infestation of bark beetle which leads forest owners to notify for final felling to clear damaged forests despite it being the main summer holiday month. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Snow and drought led to higher felling costs in 2018

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The cost of felling in large scale forestry increased in 2018, according to recent statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. Large amounts of snow in the north and dry summer weather both contributed to higher costs for regeneration felling and thinning. / The Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Bark beetle infestation increases notification of final felling

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The notified area of final felling increased by 17 per cent in the region South of Sweden during May compared with the corresponding month in 2018. In some counties has is it doubled. That is shown by monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. One reason for the increase is the infestation of bark beetle which leads forest owners to notify for final felling to clear damaged forests. On national level there is only small alterations compared with May 2018. / Swedish Forest Agency
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