Large decrease of new protected forestStatistik - 24 March 2020
The Swedish Forest Agency’s decisions on protection of forests fell sharply in 2019, in comparison with the previous year. The area in new nature conservation agreements decreased by 74 percent to the lowest level in 20 years, according to new statistics.
Decline in notifications for final felling stopped in FebruaryStatistik - 10 March 2020
The trend since last fall of declining levels of areas notified for final felling stopped in February. The level of areas notified is the same as in February last year. There is, however, a large variation between different parts of Sweden where the region of Central Sweden showed the highest note in 14 years.
Notified area of final felling decreased by 10 percent in 2019Statistik - 12 February 2020
Forest owners reported 262,532 hectares for final felling in 2019. This was a decrease of 10 percent compared to 2018. In addition, they applied for permits for felling on 3,022 hectares of mountainous forest and on 1,461 hectares of valuable broad-leaved forest.
Notifications for final felling back to normal levels for JanuaryStatistik - 12 February 2020
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.
Largest timber stocks in 12 yearsStatistik - 11 February 2020
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.
Roundwood prices continued to increase during 2019Statistik - 28 January 2020
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.
Ever smaller area notified for final fellingStatistik - 14 January 2020
A continuous decrease in notified area for final felling in December according to monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The total area notified decreased by 27 per cent compared to the same month 2018. Regions South of Sweden and South of Northern Sweden showed the largest decrease in notifications
Continuing less interest in final felling in NovemberStatistik - 12 December 2019
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.
Less activity in final felling despite large problems with bark beetle damagesStatistik - 12 November 2019
Monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency shows a continuous decrease in notified area for final felling in October compared to the same month 2018 – in regions South of Northern Sweden and South of Sweden more than 30 per cent. The reason in South of Northern Sweden is the vast areas notified after the extensive forest fires last year, and lower timber rates may have had an impact in South of Sweden. In region Central Sweden the high level of activity in forest operations continues among forest owners.
Unusually large stock of wood in SeptemberStatistik - 05 November 2019
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.