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Unchanged area of forest notified for final felling during the first tertial

Nyhet | Statistik - 11 May 2021

In April 2021 the area of notifications and applications for permit for final felling increased by 21 percent compared with April 2020, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area of applications in montane forests was thirty-two times larger compared to April last year.

The total area of applications and notifications in the first tertial 2021 for the whole country amounted to 73,119 hectares. That is unchanged compared with the first tertial 2020. Applications for final felling of montane forests amounted to 4,104 hectares, which is just under five times larger compared with the first tertial 2020.

Decrease in Svealand and Norrland

Notified and applied area in the first tertial 2021 decreased by 15 percent in Svealand and by 3 percent in Southern and Northern Norrland, compared with the first tertial 2020. In Götaland, the notified and applied area increased by 16 percent.

At county level, the notified area decreased in 11 of 21 counties

During the first tertial 2021, the decrease was greatest in the counties of Dalarna, Gävleborg and Örebro by 26, 27 and 36 percent respectively. In ten counties the notified and applied area increased. The increase was greatest in Halland, Kalmar, Jämtland, Kronoberg and Blekinge County by 29-55 percent compared with the first tertial 2020. In Jämtland County the increase is due to the applications for final felling in montane forests. Montane forests excluded, the notifications decreased by 3 percent in Jämtland County, compared with the first tertial 2020.

Table 1. Area of notifications and applications for final felling permits for the whole country, hectares

Notification and application Tertial 1  2020 Tertial 1 2021 Change
Notifications for final felling in normal forest 69 599 66 420 -5%
Notifications for felling for other purposes than forestry in normal forest 1 977 2 157 9%
Applications for permit of final felling in montane forest 782 4 053 419%
Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in montane forest. 40 51 29%
Applications for permit of final felling in valuable broad leaved forest 419 394 -6%
Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in valuable broad leaved forest 17 43 150%
Total area notified and applied for 72 833 73 119 0%
Total area notified and applied for excluding montane forest 72 012 69 014 -4%

Statistics refer to total notifications and applications for permission in productive forest land for final felling in mountain forest and valuable broad-leaved forest.

The survey is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.

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