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Forest roads

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Key figures

412

kilometres of all-year roads and summer roads were finished and approved in 2016

Kilometres of forest roads finished and approved1
20162015 - 20162006 - 2016
KmChange in per centChange in per cent
1Data on roads built without public subsidies are however somewhat incomplete. The data cover roads that are finished and approved during the report year.
Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries
New roads1159.569.1
Roads rebuilt41223.086.4
 
Winter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
New roads156-5.5-33.3
Roads rebuilt68-5.623.6

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Table 1 
Total road length of whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries

Total road length of whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries1
Kilometres
1Source: The Norwegian Mapping Authorityand the Norwegian Public Roads Administration
2At 1. January.
The whole country
2015248 255
2016249 034
2017249 361
 
2017
Østfold1 670
Akershus and Oslo2 796
Hedmark11 708
Oppland6 701
Buskerud6 128
Vestfold1 237
Telemark4 815
Aust-Agder2 356
Vest-Agder728
Rogaland475
Hordaland915
Sogn og Fjordane624
Møre og Romsdal1 051
Sør-Trøndelag2 395
Nord-Trøndelag3 376
Nordland1 071
Troms - Romsa1 058
Finnmark - Finnmárku256

Table 2 
Average expenditure for forest road constructions. NOK per metre

Average expenditure for forest road constructions. NOK per metre1
Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorriesWinter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
AllBuilt with public subsidiesBuilt without public subsidiesAllBuilt with public subsidiesBuilt without public subsidies
1[Comprise new constructions and roads rebuilt.
20062042181068912954
20072472921137512652
20082382551489612978
200926327221810014969
20102883381288416647
201130733710711719665
2012390387411129168102
201337139518812417997
2014342350253156216122
201546246840216827289
2016421424353204299134

Table 3 
Expenditure and public subsidies at construction of forest roads. NOK 1 000

Expenditure and public subsidies at construction of forest roads. NOK 1 000
ExpenditurePublic subsidies
TotalWhole-year roads and summer roads for lorriesWinter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
200684 60058 96925 63129 574
200784 14562 58721 55826 232
2008123 81392 89930 91438 001
2009117 01178 98238 02934 557
2010135 262110 04225 22041 966
2011123 263100 28722 97639 866
2012173 218138 92334 29555 902
2013178 392147 02631 36663 273
2014186 366148 35038 01660 963
2015243 172203 35839 81489 483
2016267 534221 77145 76398 021
 
2016
Østfold12 29511 8684272 506
Akershus and Oslo3 0552 98075749
Hedmark30 62630 0855419 332
Oppland31 30229 9221 38010 552
Buskerud24 77422 8141 9606 754
Vestfold21 18819 3311 8577 433
Telemark15 73114 3811 3504 351
Aust-Agder22 48514 9777 5087 019
Vest-Agder18 4539 9638 4904 574
Rogaland7 1082 0965 0121 558
Hordaland11 1539 3741 7795 548
Sogn og Fjordane20 52711 6158 91210 454
Møre og Romsdal9 0878 6734144 468
Sør-Trøndelag7 4317 43104 064
Nord-Trøndelag15 30813 8811 4277 842
Nordland6 4324 9421 4903 304
Troms - Romsa9 0345 8933 1416 462
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 5441 54401 050

Table 4 
Forest roads finished and approved

Forest roads finished and approved
Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorriesWinter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
Number of roadsLength of roads newly completed (km)Length of roads rebuilt (km)Number of roadsLength of roads, newly completed (km)Length of roads rebuilt (km)
20062836822150423455
20073205819655320979
20084137431660923686
20093276923250629191
201039183300455188112
20113647824935615542
20124429226447818978
20134418231447919558
20144387036443617569
201553410533542416572
201653411541242515668
 
2016
Østfold26538930
Akershus and Oslo705300
Hedmark7331651742
Oppland78108362193
Buskerud65746401011
Vestfold404271953
Telemark4011163297
Aust-Agder46616592311
Vest-Agder336974249
Rogaland9171891
Hordaland16371331
Sogn og Fjordane168426159
Møre og Romsdal20319511
Sør-Trøndelag7103000
Nord-Trøndelag20429847
Nordland615770
Troms - Romsa2661633203
Finnmark - Finnmárku6017000

About the statistics

The statistics gives an overview of kilometres of forest roads that are finished and approved during the report year, and are based on data from the Norwegian Agriculture Agency and their database on the Forest Trust Fund.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Forest roads

Includes whole-year roads, summer roads and winter roads for lorries and tractor roads.

Standard classifications

Classification of forest roads

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Forest roads
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

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Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

County.

Frequency and timeliness

Årlig.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data sets are stored in Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information at the county level about the construction of forest roads. Statistics extend back to the working year 1932/33.

Users and applications

The statistics are used by public agencies (Ministries, county authorities), forest owner's organisations and research institutes. In recent years there has been increasing interest from environmental organizations. Results from the forest roads statistics are used in National accounts. The figures are also used annually in the publication National Resources and the Environment.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The Division for Environmental Statistics has estimated the total road area in Norway .

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, §§2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

In principle, the statistics cover all private forest roads. Data on roads built without public subsidies are however somewhat incomplete.

The data cover roads that are finished and approved during the report year.

Data sources and sampling

Data on roads built with subsidies or public loans come from the Forest Trust Fund (SKAS) database. The Norwegian Agriculture Agency keeps data on roads built without subsidies or loans manually.

Total census.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The statistical data on newly built and rebuilt forest roads built with subsidies are collected by the Forest Trust Fund (SKAS). The Norwegian Agriculture Agency extracts data from the database and forwards them to Statistics Norway. The County Department of Agricultural Affairs and the Norwegian Agriculture Agency reports roads built without subsidies to Statistics Norway.

If the data are unclear, The the Norwegian Agriculture Agency or County Department of Agricultural Affairs is contacted so that any errors can be corrected.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Initially, when the work on the statistics commenced, it was difficult to break down the data for each year. The overview of forest roads built before 1 July 1950 is therefore a summary of all forest roads built from the working year 1932/33 to 1 July 1950.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Data on roads built with subsidies are assumed to be complete. Data on roads built without subsidies may not be complete because not all road projects are reported. The collected data on forest road building is therefore regarded as minimum figures.

Revision

Not relevant

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