Expected high gross felling this year
The Swedish gross felling in 2020 amounted to just over 93 million cubic meters standing volume according to previously published preliminary statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The Swedish Forest Agency has now also published regional felling statistics and a forecast for this year's felling. The gross felling this year is expected to increase to just under 96 million cubic meters standing volume.
According to the Swedish Forest Agency's preliminary statistics, the gross felling in 2020 amounted to 93.3 million cubic meters standing volume. A forecast for this year's felling shows that felling is expected to increase to 96 million cubic meters standing volume. The expected increased felling is explained by an increased production of sawn timber in combination with a reduced net import of roundwood.
Regional felling statistics
The county-specific felling statistics have been updated with statistics for the period 2018–2020. These statistics show that Västerbotten County is the county where felling is highest. About 10 per cent (9.0 million cubic meters) of Swedish felling takes place in Västerbotten County. Västerbotten County is followed by Västra Götaland County, where an average of 8.8 million cubic meters standing volume is harvested per year.
Gross felling: Total harvested trunk volume, including trunks not removed from the forest. Measured in cubic meters standing volume (m3sk) which means the trunk volume above the stump including top and bark but excluding branches.
The statistics are part of the Official Statistics of Sweden, except forecasted felling.
The Swedish Forest Agency annually produces a forecast for this year's felling. The forecast which is reported to UNECE/FAO is based on forecasts and assessments of production in sawmills, pulp production, consumption of roundwood for energy purposes, foreign trade of roundwood and stock levels of roundwood