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Decreased interest for final felling in January

Nyhet | Statistik - 15 February 2022

New statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency show that the area of notifications and applications for final felling decreased by 12 percent in January 2022, compared with January 2021. The area of applications in montane forests decreased by 89 percent.

Large decrease in Götaland

Reported area in January 2022 decreased by 27 percent in Götaland, by 15 percent in Southern Norrland and by 1 percent in Svealand, compared with January 2021. In Northern Norrland, the area increased by 15 percent.

Notified and applied area in the first quarter 2021 decreased by 20 percent in Svealand, by 6 percent in Northern Norrland and by 4 percent in Southern Norrland, compared with the first quarter 2020. In Götaland, the notified and applied area increased by 9 percent.

At county level, the notified and applied area decreased in 14 of 21 counties

During January, the decrease was greatest in Halland County, with 79 per cent, compared with January 2021. The decrease was also large in Kalmar, Jämtland, Kronoberg, Gotland and Skåne counties, with 33 to 53 per cent. In Västernorrland County, the area increased by 47 percent.

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

Notification and application January 2021 January 2022 Change
Notifications for final felling in normal forest 15 604 15 082 -3%
Notifications for felling for other purposes than forestry in normal forest 491 466 -5%
Applications for permit of final felling in montane forest 1 727 194 -89%
Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in montane forest. 30 9 -69%
Applications for permit of final felling in valuable broad leaved forest 168 60 -64%
Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in valuable broad leaved forest 6 0 -95%
Total area notified and applied for 18 027 15 811 -12%
Total area notified and applied for excluding montane forest 16 270 15 608 -4%

On February 22, we will publish final figures on notifications and applications for the full year 2021.

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.

All results are published in our statistical database.

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Notified areas of and applications for final felling

Monthly statistics in 2020-2022. The whole country.

Source: Swedish Forest Agency

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