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.
More forest land under forest management certification schemes and voluntary set-aside areasStatistik - 01 October 2019
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.
Notified final felling area at the highest in 13 yearsStatistik - 17 September 2019
Monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency shows that forest owners in the region Central Sweden notified 31 per cent more area for final felling in August than during the same month last year. In the rest of the country the notified area was a little lower than August last year.
Large timber stocksStatistik - 02 September 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 June 30 this year. That is 36 per cent higher than in the same period last year. The stocks of pine and softwood pulp wood was 4.1 million cubic metres which is the highest levels since 2005.
Grossfellings still on rather high volume and increased importStatistik - 27 August 2019
According to Swedish Forest Agency the gross felling was estimated to 92.5 million cubic meters (standing volume) in 2017. The preliminary gross felling in 2018 is estimated to 93.4 million cubic meters (standing volume).
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.