Swedish Forest Agency: The notified area of final felling increased by 4% in July

Market: Round wood
Posted August 20, 2018
The total area of notified area of final felling in Sweden increased both in June and July, compared to corresponding months of last year. These are the largest increases in the summer months since 2011-2012, as the Swedish Forest Agency says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Notified area of final felling increased by 14% in June and by 4% in July, compared to corresponding months of last year. Quarterly statistics during the year shows an increase of 34% in the 2Q 2018 compared with the 1Q 2018. The 2Q of 2018, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017, notified area of final felling increased by 7%.

The 14% increase in June corresponds to a total notified area of final felling to 30,136 hectares. This is the largest increase in June since 2012.

On the county level, notified area of final felling increased in 16 of 21 counties. The largest increase in notified area of final felling was reported in Västmanland by 50%, Stockholm by 44% and Västernorrland by 39%. The largest decrease was reported in Södermanland by -34%, Skåne by -27% och Örebro by -14%. On the regional level, notified area of final felling increased in all four regions.

In July 2018, the increase was lower in total notified area of final felling. The increase of 4% amounted to a total of 20,541 hectares. This is the largest increase in July since 2011.

On the county level, notified area of final felling increased in 11 of 21 counties. The largest increase in notified area of final felling was reported in Uppsala by 86% and in Östergötland by 52%. The largest decrease was reported in in Västmanland by 48% and in Skåne by 44%.

During the first seven months of 2018, compared with 2017, there is an increase of 5% on notified area of final felling.



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