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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.