Continued decrease in notified areas for final felling
In August this year, forest owners in Sweden notified less area for final felling than in August last year, new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency show. Notifications decreased in all parts of the country except in Northern Norrland.
The total notified area in August in the whole country amounted to 26 152 hectares, which is 7 percent less than in August 2019. The largest decrease is in Southern Norrland (-15%) and Götaland (-12%), while in Northern Norrland a larger area in August 2020 than 2019.
So far this year the area notified for final felling is 161 704 hectares which is 7 per cent less compared to the first eight months in 2019.
Decreased notified area for final felling in 15 out of 21 counties
During the first eight months of the year, the decrease was greatest in the counties of Blekinge, Halland, Kalmar and Stockholm. In six counties, the reported area has increased during the same period, compared with 2019. The increase is most noticeable in Gävleborg County.
Statistics refer to total notifications and applications for permission in productive forest land for final felling.
The survey is part of Official Statistics of Sweden.
All results are published in our statistical database.