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Yesterday, felling statistics from the Swedish National Forest Inventory were published for the first time as official statistics. Other news is that the felling statistics now contain data on removal of felling residues consisting of branches and tree tops.
The proportion of forest land area among individual forest owners who are men is increasing. This is shown by the Swedish Forest Agency's latest ownership statistics. It is mainly male forest owners who contribute to the trend that large forest owners are increasingly owning forest land. The proportion with male ownership increases at the expense of reduced joint forest ownership.
1.3 million hectares of forest land were voluntary set-asides during 2021 and the certified area was 15 million hectares. Both voluntary set-asides and certified area were relatively unchanged since 2020, according to the Swedish Forest Agency’s statistics.
In April 2022 the area covered by notifications and applications for permits of final felling was down by 28 percent compared with April 2021, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area covered by applications in montane forests was 52 percent smaller compared to April last year.
Timber stocks amounted to 9.9 million cubic meters on March 31, 2022, according to the Swedish Forest Agency's inventory survey. In terms of assortment, stocks of pulpwood were 5.2 million cubic meters, pulp chips 1 million cubic meters and stocks of softwood sawlogs 3.9 million cubic meters.
The roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the first quarter of 2022 in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2021. The sawlog price increased by 4 percent and pulpwood by almost 3 percent.
In March 2022 the area covered by notifications and applications for permits of final felling was down by 21 percent compared with March 2021, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area covered by applications in montane forests was 46 percent smaller compared to March last year.
During 2020 the amount of delivered seedlings of Scots pine exceeded the amount of delivered Norway spruce, a trend which continues in 2021. This is according to statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency.
New statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency show that the area of notifications for final felling in normal forest so far in 2022 is unchanged compared with the same period 2021. The area of applications in montane forests however, decreased by 61 percent. In total the area notified and applied for has decreased by 4 percent, compared to February 2021.
Notifications for final felling increased by 6 percent in 2021. The area in applications for permits for final felling of montane forest decreased by 9 percent to 13,220 hectares. Forest owners notified and applied for final felling over 289,072 hectares of forest which is an increase of 5 percent in comparison to 2020.