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The notified area larger than in 2020 but unchanged in August

Nyhet | Statistik - 14 September 2021

New statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency show that during August 2021, the area in notifications and applications for final felling was unchanged, compared with August 2020. The area applied for final felling of montane forests in August 2021 was almost 5 percent larger than in August last year.

The area notified and applied for in August this year are unchanged, compared with August last year. So far this year, however, forest owners have notified and applied for final felling of larger areas than the same period last year.

Notifications and applications in 2021

The total area in notifications and applications in the first eight months of the year 2021, amounted to 173,993 hectares. This is 8 percent more compared with the first eight months of 2020. Applications for final felling of montane forests during the same period amounted to 7,469 hectares, which is 223 percent larger area than the first eight months of 2020. See Table 1.

24 percent increase in Götaland

Notified and applied area in the first eight months of 2021 increased by 24 percent in Götaland, by 6 percent in Svealand and by 5 percent in Northern Norrland, compared to the same period in 2020. In Southern Norrland, notified and applied area decreased by 2 percent, compared to the first eight months of 2020.

81 percent increase in Halland county

At county level, the total notified and applied area increased in 15 of 21 counties in the first eight months of 2021. The largest increase was in Halland County, with 81 percent. In Skåne, Blekinge, Jönköping and Stockholm counties, the increases were 26 to 48 percent. In the counties of Örebro and Gävleborg, however, the registered and applied area decreased by 9 and 19 per cent, respectively, compared with the first eight months of 2020.

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

Notification and application January-July 2020 January-July 2021 Change
Notifications for final felling in normal forest 154 214 161 225 5%
Notifications for felling for other purposes than forestry in normal forest 3 706 4 356 18%
Applications for permit of final felling in montane forest 2 311 7 469 223%
Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in montane forest. 60 93 55%
Applications for permit of final felling in valuable broad leaved forest 652 780 20%
Application for permit of felling for other purpose than forestry in valuable broad leaved forest 43 56 29%
Total area notified and applied for 160 985 173 979 8%
Total area notified and applied for excluding montane forest 158 615 166 417 5%


Statistics refer to total notifications and applications for permission in productive forest land including 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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