Sawlog prices continues to decreaseStatistik - 20 August 2019
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.
Notified final felling area increases after slump in JuneStatistik - 13 August 2019
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.
Snow and drought led to higher felling costs in 2018Statistik - 18 June 2019
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.
Bark beetle infestation increases notification of final fellingStatistik - 11 June 2019
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.
Notification of final felling continues to increaseStatistik - 14 May 2019
The notified area of final felling increased by 13 per cent in April compared with the corresponding month in 2018. Therefore, the trend of increased notifications continues, according to the Swedish Forest Agency's statistics. One reason is attacks of bark beetle. It is the highest monthly recorded data in 4 years for the whole country in April and the second highest in last 12 years.
Large increase in timber stocksStatistik - 07 May 2019
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 March 31 this year. That is 36 per cent higher than in the same period last year and the highest volume since beginning of 2015. The stocks of pine and softwood pulp wood was all twice as large.
Large attacks by bark beetle and storms increase the notified area of final fellingStatistik - 17 April 2019
The notified area of final felling increased by 16 percent in March 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 second highest monthly recorded data for the whole country in for March month in the last 12 years.
Pulpwood prices continues to increaseStatistik - 16 April 2019
Pulpwood delivery prices increased by 1.8 percent during the first quarter of the year compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. At the same time the price of sawlogs decreased by 0.6 percent.
Increase in volume of deadwood left in forests, but volume of seed and shelter trees decreasesStatistik - 10 April 2019
The results from the latest follow-up of monitoring of environmental considerations in the forest show that the volumes of standing trees for conservation purposes and down wood given as consideration is about 7 cubic meters per hectare each and increases slightly. For the volume left seed and shelter trees, the downward trend seems to continue.
Large increase in the number of Scots pine of delivered seedlings in 2018Statistik - 09 April 2019
The Swedish Forest Agency conducts an annual survey by questionnaire on the production of seedlings for forest regeneration in Sweden. According to the latest survey the production of Scots pine increased by almost 8 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year. In total 384 million seedlings were delivered in 2018, which is an increase of 2 percent compared to 2017.