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.
Roundwood prices turn downwardStatistik - 22 October 2019
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.
91 percent of the area under regeneration was approvedStatistik - 16 October 2019
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.
Decreased activity in notification of final felling area in SeptemberStatistik - 15 October 2019
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.
Gross felling is expected to increase in 2019Statistik - 08 October 2019
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.