Building permits for privately-owned housing in August saw a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.54 million, a 6.9% increase compared to the revised July rate of 1.44 million. However, this figure is still 2.7% below the rate recorded in August 2022,

Sweden's area notified for felling in August 2023 increased, compared to August 2022. However, regional variations are still large. The area regarding applications for permits for final felling in montane forests was only one-eighth of the same month last year.

Swedish timber stocks amounted to 7.9 million cubic meters on 30 June 2023, which was 9% less than the same time last year. That is the lowest volume for this time of year since 2018.