Unusually large stock of wood in September
Stocks of softwood, pulpwood and pulp chips have fallen since this summer but are nonetheless unusually large for the season. According to the Forestry Agency's stock survey, the total stocks was 9.3 million cubic metres in 30 September this year. That is 34 per cent more than at the same time last year.
The stocks of pulpwood were a total of 5.6 million cubic metres, which is 43 per cent more than the same time last year. The stock of pine and softwood pulp accounted for most of the increase and was 4.2 million cubic metres 64 per cent higher than last year. The stocks of spruce pulpwood and deciduous wood were 0.5 and 0.9 million cubic metres respectively.
Compared with last autumn, the share of pulpwood stored at terminal has increased and the share of stocks by the road declined. The proportion of stored pulpwood in the industry is unchanged.
The stocks of softwood are estimated to have amounted to 2.8 million cubic metres, which is 22 per cent more than at the same time last year.
The stock of pulp chips was 0.9 million cubic metres. This was also an increase of 21 percent compared to the same time last autumn.
The survey is part of Sweden's official statistics.
All statistics above are for solid volume of barked wood.
Wood balance areas:
Balance area 1: Counties Västernorrland, Västerbotten, Norrbotten, Jämtland (excl. Härjedalen municipality).
Balance area 2: Counties of Stockholm, Uppsala, Gotland, Västmanland, Dalarna, Gävleborg and Härjedalen municipality.
Balance area 3: Counties Västra Götaland (excl. Ale, Lerum, Vårgårda, Bollebygd, Tranemo, Little Edet, Mark, Svenljunga, Herrljunga, Vänersborg, Trollhättan, Alingsås, Borås and Ulricehamn municipalities), Värmland, Örebro and Habo and Mullsjö municipalities.
Balance area 4: Counties of Södermanland, Östergötland, Jönköping (excl. Habo and Mullsjö municipalities), Kronoberg, Kalmar, Blekinge, Skåne, Halland and Ale, Lerum, Vårgårda, Bollebygd, Tranemo, Little Edet, Mark, Svenljunga, Herrljunga, Vänersborg, Trollhättan, Alingsås, Borås and Ulricehamn.
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