Swedish Forest Agency

  • Notifications for final felling back to normal levels for January

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The total area forest owners notified for final felling in January continues the last months general decline and was 27 per cent lower compared to the same period last year. The largest decline was in region Northern Sweden where it decreased by 40 per cent. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Largest timber stocks in 12 years

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips are estimated to have reached 9.5 million cubic metres as of December 31, 2019. This is an increase of 15 percent since the previous year. We haven't seen such large volumes in stock at year-end since 2008. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Roundwood prices continued to increase during 2019

    Etiketter: Wood
    Delivery prices on roundwood has increased two years in a row. The increase of 2019 was however less than the year before. The first half of 2019 had increasing prices which later turned downward during the second half of the year. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Continuing less interest in final felling in November

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency shows a continuous decrease in notified area for final felling. The total area notified for final felling decreased by 24 per cent in November compared to the same month last year, and it decreased the most in the region South of Sweden. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Unusually large stock of wood in September

    Etiketter: Wood
    Stocks of softwood, pulpwood and pulp chips have fallen since this summer but are nonetheless unusually large for the season. According to the Forestry Agency's stock survey, the total stocks was 9.3 million cubic metres in 30 September this year. That is 34 per cent more than at the same time last year. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • Roundwood prices turn downward

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Both sawlog and pulpwood prices decreased during the third quarter of 2019 for the first time since 2016. The sawlog price decreased by 5.5 percent while the pulpwood price decreased by 4.7 percent compared to the second quarter of 2019. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • 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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