Large pile of wood at a saw mill.

Timber stocks summer 2021

Nyhet | Statistik - 31 August 2021

On June 30, timber stocks amounted to 8.8 million cubic meters, of which 2.7 million softwood saw logs, 5.1 million pulpwood and 1.1 million pulp chips, according to the Swedish Forest Agency's survey.

Stocks of softwood saw logs decreased as usual in the second quarter to 2.7 million cubic meters on June 30. This is 16 percent more than at the same time in 2020 but on par with the average for the past five years, which is 2.6 million cubic meters.

Stocks of pulpwood amounted to 5.1 million cubic meters. This is 10 percent less than at the same time in 2020 but about the same as the average over the last five years, which is 5 million cubic meters.

The stock of pulp chips was just under 1.1 million cubic meters, which was 10 percent smaller than the same time last year. Stocks of pulp chips have averaged just under 1 million cubic meters in the past five years.

Regional differences

Stocks of softwood saw logs were slightly higher this summer than last summer in all balance areas except in balance area 4 (southern part of the country) where stocks were 8 percent lower. In balance area 2 stocks of softwood saw logs were 59 percent larger this summer than last summer.

It is mainly reduced stocks of pulpwood in balance area 1 (northern part of the country) that means that the total pulpwood stock was lower this summer than last summer. The relatively large decrease is an effect of unusually large stock of pulpwood in balance area 1 last year.

Explanation

The cubic metre referred to is m3f ub, solid cubic metres without bark

Wood balance regions

  1. Västernorrland, Västerbotten, Norrbotten and Jämtland counties (excl. Härjedalen municipality)
  2. Stockholm, Uppsala, Gotland, Västmanland, Dalarna and Gävleborg counties and Härjedalen municipality.
  3. Västra Götaland (excl. Ale, Lerum, Vårgårda, Bollebygd, Tranemo, Lilla Edet, Mark, Svenljunga, Herrljunga, Vänersborg, Trollhättan, Alingsås, Borås and Ulricehamn municipalities), Värmland and Örebro counties and Habo and Mullsjö municipalities.
  4. Södermanland, Östergötland, Jönköping (excl. Habo and Mullsjö municipalities), Kronoberg, Kalmar, Blekinge, Skåne och Halland counties and the municipalities of Ale, Lerum, Vårgårda, Bollebygd, Tranemo, Lilla Edet, Mark, Svenljunga, Herrljunga, Vänersborg, Trollhättan, Alingsås, Borås and Ulricehamn).

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