One in ten cut for sale

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In 2016, timber was cut for sale on 14 000 forest properties. The average commercial roundwood removal per property was 724 cubic metres.

In 2016, there were 127 500 forest properties with a productive forest area of 2.5 hectares or more in Norway. A total of 120 300 of these are owned by an individual owner. This represents 79 per cent of the productive forest area. Less than 10 per cent is owned by the government.

Figure 1. Percentage of forest properties with commercial roundwood removals, by size of productive forest
Figure 1. Percentage of forest properties with commercial roundwood removals, by size of productive forest
25- 99 100- 249 250- 499 500- 999 1000- 1999 2000- 4999 5000- 19999 > 20000
2016 3 7 12 19 29 45 64 73
2007-2016 18 32 45 58 72 85 89 87

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Figure 2. Number of forest properties with removal and total quantity commercial roundwood removals, by size of productive forest area. 2016

Average forest property size 55 hectares

The average property size was 55 hectares of productive forest area. The total registered productive forest area amounted to 7 million hectares.

Figure 3. Forest properties' average productive forest area, by county. 2016
Figure 3. Forest properties' average productive forest area, by county. 2016
Eidendom
Finnmark Finnmárku 1610
Hedmark 1187
Nord-Trøndelag 1009
Telemark 769
Aust-Agder 760
Buskerud 732
Akershus and Oslo 623
Oppland 585
Sør-Trøndelag 514
Østfold 462
Nordland 396
Vest-Agder 384
Vestfold 367
Sogn og Fjordane 311
Møre og Romsdal 296
Troms Romsa 292
Rogaland 277
Hordaland 251

 

 

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