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New statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency show that the area notified for felling in February was 32 percent larger than in February 2022. The area of applications for permits for final felling in montane forests was more than four times as large.
Notifications for final felling decreased by 15 percent in 2022. The area in applications for permits for final felling of montane forest decreased by 57 percent to 5,707 hectares.
In January 2023, the area covered by notifications and applications for permits of final felling increased by 16 percent compared with January 2022, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area covered by applications in montane forests was 49 percent larger than January last year.
Timber stocks increased by 10 percent at the end of last year to a total of 7.7 million cubic meters, according to the Swedish Forest Agency's survey. The increase applies to softwood saw logs as well as pulpwood and pulp chips.
During 2022 the Swedish Forest Agency formed protected areas including 1,200 hectares of productive forest land. That is a marginal increase from the previous years record low newly formed protected areas.
In 2022 the roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for sawlogs by 14 percent and for pulpwood by 19 percent in comparison to 2021. The prices are volume weighted averages for delivery timber and refer to current prices, which do not take inflation into account.
Almost 31 000 people were employed in forestry during 2021, that is about the same level as 2020. Occupational accidents increased slightly during 2021.
In November 2022 the area covered by notifications and applications for permits of final felling was down by 10 percent compared with November 2021, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area covered by applications in montane forests was 82 percent smaller than November last year.
The median contiguous area of regeneration felling was 2.2 hectares in 2021 and the largest 5 percent of contiguous areas of regeneration were 13.8 hectares or larger. Just under 10 percent of the regeneration area was left as environmental consideration during the felling seasons 2016/17 – 2018/19. The average width of the zones left as consideration areas around water was 11 meters and the proportion of the stretch of shoreline that lacked a zone with consideration areas was 31 percent.