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Forest properties

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Key figures

127 544

forest properties in 2016

Forest properties and productive forest area
2016
Number of propertiesShareProductive forest areaShare
In total127 544100.069 855 566100.0
Productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares43 71634.42 437 5843.5
100-249 decares33 42526.25 465 9477.8
250-499 decares22 08917.37 856 23711.2
500-999 decares15 55912.210 869 16015.6
1 000-1 999 decares7 9916.311 005 71515.8
2 000-4 999 decares3 5592.810 480 23915.0
5 000-19 999 decares9740.88 545 19712.2
20 000 decares or more2310.213 195 48818.9

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Table 1 
Forest Trust Fund. Balance payment and disbursement of fund, by county and productive forest area. NOK 1 000

Forest Trust Fund. Balance payment and disbursement of fund, by county and productive forest area. NOK 1 000
[Balance per 01.01Gross value, industrial roundwood removalsPaid-up Forest Trust FundDisbursed Forest Trust FundDisbursed Forest Trust Fund without tax benefitDisbursed Forest Trust Fund with 85 % tax benefit
2016
The whole country1 442 9313 266 147488 196387 80321 424366 379
County
Østfold122 285247 28539 77632 6751 67231 003
Akershus and Oslo123 739271 67032 15725 0461 63723 409
Hedmark284 002929 567128 507115 6736 597109 076
Oppland183 645422 62265 59451 8503 96847 882
Buskerud170 742335 97253 65539 7612 04837 713
Vestfold77 62793 27620 93215 28152714 754
Telemark99 203191 17328 73922 8041 18721 617
Aust-Agder65 483124 32624 79519 16046018 700
Vest-Agder48 55686 73814 61612 64924612 403
Rogaland17 56747 7268 8785 6951755 519
Hordaland29 28188 58912 2735 1363154 820
Sogn og Fjordane20 11840 7273 9422 5322792 253
Møre og Romsdal35 66083 03413 6005 4722585 215
Sør-Trøndelag54 353109 06915 74614 76871414 053
Nord-Trøndelag80 117143 67621 39016 42591615 508
Nordland26 46743 5193 2452 6693692 300
Troms - Romsa4 0857 17935120956152
Finnmark - Finnmárku------

Table 2 
Forest properties in combination with agricultural holding, by county and size of productive forest area

Forest properties in combination with agricultural holding, by county and size of productive forest area1
With agricultural holding in totalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20000 decares or more
1[Property in The Farm Register with at least 25 decares productive forest area. A forest property includes the total productive forest area owned by one owner within a municipality.
2016
The whole country32 8226 7068 0917 0715 8483 3341 42032230
County
Østfold1 922407551404320:6319:
Akershus and Oslo1 73237946239529113650145
Hedmark2 6044885345014423322118412
Oppland3 890764945..68943818952:
Buskerud1 933274403393:26015148:
Vestfold1 2193343882401726223--
Telemark1 216173200224251200135303
Aust-Agder61762939012412910019-
Vest-Agder954122181222:14325::
Rogaland2 210789:38627411926:-
Hordaland2 64062583765138511626--
Sogn og Fjordane2 411535694:378136286:
Møre og Romsdal2 125:55447941619839:-
Sør-Trøndelag2 320330456538526366:11:
Nord-Trøndelag2 565447567540459314:30:
Nordland1 587:370349301157403:
Troms - Romsa799127:2101597015:-
Finnmark - Finnmárku784725:-:---

Table 3 
Forest properties with commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property.

Forest properties with commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property.1
In totalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000 - 1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 decares or more
1The figures are given by the Register of Timber Trade and Diverted Trust Fund (VSOP)
The whole country
201215 1241 4752 6112 8803 1502 4841 698655171
201314 3361 4242 4822 7182 9972 2961 597652170
201413 9381 3502 4432 6332 8962 2311 584634167
201513 9651 3542 2842 6712 9212 2981 634629174
201614 0371 4312 3072 6742 8952 3571 584621168
County
2016
Østfold99514521520419713665276
Akershus and Oslo831110153162153136603918
Hedmark2 36231937535737034132720667
Oppland1 5721582502933042691968616
Buskerud1 56211622424834628223210311
Vestfold518..12411610154354..
Telemark95951951492072191745311
Aust-Agder642..537811916917437..
Vest-Agder6834693179212122......
Rogaland22944..494232....0
Hordaland5768817915899438..0
Sogn og Fjordane409641051268126700
Møre og Romsdal5415811013213480....0
Sør-Trøndelag825459916222919774118
Nord-Trøndelag948731381791841801413617
Nordland319204474945515116
Troms - Romsa66....82316734
Finnmark - Finnmárku000000000

Table 4 
Commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property. Cubic metre

Commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property. Cubic metre1
TotalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 decares or more
1Includes properties with at least 25 decares productive forest area. Figures on roundwood removals are based on data from The Forest Trust Fund.
The whole country
20129 007 083338 255796 2361 078 6331 394 0891 357 8921 351 3761 250 5551 440 047
20139 145 857394 559864 8221 114 6831 358 7731 256 4821 277 1051 337 7201 541 713
20149 595 332379 223906 1731 185 9901 554 0911 398 6221 424 7111 293 0751 453 447
201510 114 263424 435923 8331 331 5211 605 7651 525 1071 525 8091 262 6021 515 191
201610 167 326496 355990 9001 372 8661 527 8021 650 1051 515 6051 174 0501 439 643
County
Østfold716 34657 247122 639126 735139 332114 65573 46749 14933 122
Akershus and Oslo802 22340 97187 311107 235108 400136 18671 01696 808154 296
Hedmark2 762 94392 830172 753206 408245 021297 902403 396513 586831 047
Oppland1 324 21882 652109 550178 768187 119241 465230 006182 419112 239
Buskerud1 042 98141 01891 597104 458180 395169 970213 672174 64667 225
Vestfold305 695:39 18656 48945 13837 32645 5729 673:
Telemark613 48815 62937 94161 28295 617125 619144 07159 77573 554
Aust-Agder396 538:17 42624 61551 104112 217141 32943 109:
Vest-Agder261 71418 70535 97965 27167 52355 614:::
Rogaland140 73725 178:38 80319 48819 284::-
Hordaland305 32727 54690 095109 13756 63920 1521 282:-
Sogn og Fjordane139 83212 65526 33455 77631 39412 2731 400--
Møre og Romsdal280 77018 58941 37067 35780 50447 543::-
Sør-Trøndelag380 7529 57926 10255 71887 848120 91552 85411 86715 869
Nord-Trøndelag498 77017 01148 86179 46690 289106 32584 41921 09651 303
Nordland168 9254 42910 60434 16433 10524 8734 6047 89349 253
Troms - Romsa26 067::1 1848 8867 7862 213353 828
Finnmark - Finnmárku---------

Table 5 
Forest properties by county and size class

Forest properties by county and size class1
TotalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 or more
1Property in The Farm Register with at least 25 decares productive forest area. A forest property includes the total productive forest area owned by one owner within a municipality.
2016
The whole country127 54443 71633 42522 08915 5597 9913 559974231
County
Østfold5 0401 7231 359892603308108416
Akershus and Oslo5 2071 9241 3508895822761056021
Hedmark10 6153 8012 3821 5811 16777655327778
Oppland10 9943 7982 8751 8351 26372035812322
Buskerud7 4842 0161 8131 2691 16067340513513
Vestfold3 4431 3921 0345243121254754
Telemark6 6391 7021 4141 1991 0207494538715
Aust-Agder4 6751 317930688:60840366:
Vest-Agder6 4101 7311 6811 3881 10741782::
Rogaland4 9602 1211 341766472205514-
Hordaland10 3404 1113 1321 764992:::-
Sogn og Fjordane7 3002 5212 1341 46983626758::
Møre og Romsdal9 4153 5372 6241 6421 099435726-
Sør-Trøndelag7 6312 1521 8371 4961 2206812082611
Nord-Trøndelag6 4571 7941 4291 1549356163959638
Nordland11 3384 1853 0832 0091 3205851262010
Troms - Romsa9 1233 5272 9231 50980727369105
Finnmark - Finnmárku4733648415:::-4

Table 6 
Productive forest area by county and size class in decares

Productive forest area by county and size class in decares1
TotalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 decares or more
1Includes properties in The Farm Register with at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2016
The whole country69 855 5662 437 5845 465 9477 856 23710 869 16011 005 71510 480 2398 545 19713 195 488
County
Østfold2 327 27996 996222 472316 157416 575430 695334 556350 270159 558
Akershus and Oslo3 243 106107 825218 975317 082403 269384 602323 011548 602939 740
Hedmark12 603 089203 886385 951565 305832 8561 090 5721 688 9322 678 2745 157 313
Oppland6 433 061217 082469 828647 752894 696993 1841 077 0641 051 2591 082 197
Buskerud5 476 698115 237297 357455 234821 904937 7581 228 7211 098 413522 075
Vestfold1 263 88277 891168 112184 434212 922162 308131 29958 407268 510
Telemark5 105 72194 670231 770432 690727 2961 043 8701 312 646718 219544 561
Aust-Agder3 551 79971 522153 288244 919:862 1901 200 336493 786:
Vest-Agder2 464 356100 437278 911500 309768 817558 935217 357::
Rogaland1 374 784114 291217 608268 664330 460280 327137 11826 3160
Hordaland2 600 498227 797509 292617 843676 172:::0
Sogn og Fjordane2 267 187142 819348 728520 518578 178356 775167 782::
Møre og Romsdal2 789 832196 511426 287583 076760 005588 126192 21643 6110
Sør-Trøndelag3 922 749122 577306 674536 819849 705924 845574 651229 233378 246
Nord-Trøndelag6 514 38198 724237 065416 681658 526869 5161 184 754866 5922 182 522
Nordland4 490 731229 616504 191711 990910 212789 173333 811155 744855 994
Troms - Romsa2 664 731201 624476 893531 798550 427363 306193 26490 490256 930
Finnmark - Finnmárku761 68318 08012 5474 966:::0716 882

About the statistics

The statistics provide an overview of both the forest properties and forestry as an industry.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Forest property
Property with at least 25 decares of productive forest area. Property parcels belonging to the same owner within one municipality are treated as one property.

Personal forest owner
Forest owner owning forest area as an individual owner. Forest areas owned jointly by several individuals are included for one of the owners; the reference owner.

Legal owners
Central government, the Educational Fund, common forest owned by the central government (Statsallmenning), common forest not owned by the central government (Bygdeallmenning), limited company, foundation, municipality etc.

Standard classifications

Classification of forest properties by size class

Administrative information

Name and topic

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

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Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

County level.

Frequency and timeliness

The statistics are published yearly.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Edited microdata are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of these statistics is to provide an overview of both the forest properties and forestry as an industry. Since 2006, Statistics Norway has published annual statistics for all forest properties by merging data from different administrative data sources. Prior to this, statistics for all forest properties were only available based on full censuses, the last of which was in 1989.

Users and applications

The main users of the statistics are professional forestry organisations, The Ministry of Agriculture and Food and various research and educational institutions.

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

Statistics Norway has yearly statistics on commercial roundwood removals and silviculture based on the same sources as these statistics. Linking the Farm Register with these sources makes it possible to publish figures on commercial removals and silviculture by the size of the productive forest area of the properties and the forest owners' productive forest area.

The National Forest Inventory also publishes figures on the productive forest area in Norway. The inventory estimates a productive forest area that is more than 10 per cent larger than the aggregated areas from the forest properties. The National Forest Inventory estimates the area based on sample plots.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1 and 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Including 2010, the statistics comprise all properties in the Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority with at least 25 decares of productive forest area.

As from 2011, the number of forest properties and productive forest area are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register.

Some forest owners are represented in the Farm Register with more than one property within one municipality. In these cases, the properties owned by the same owner are merged into one property within the municipality. Thus the statistics on forest properties up to and including 2011 will include fewer units than the Farm Register. As from 2012 the number of forest properties incresed.

Common forests owned by the central government (Statsallmenning) will always be counted as one single property.

Data sources and sampling

The statistics are derived from existing administrative data files.

Carteographic data and data on forest owners and properties from the cadastre (Land register) are combiined with The Farm Register of the Norwegian Agriculture Agency, and serves as the backbone of the statistics. The information from the Farm Register is combined with information at property level from different data sources such as the Register of Timber Trade and Diverted Trust Fund, and the Forest Trust Fund.

The statistics are derived from the whole population of forest properties.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The statistics are based on linked data files that were edited separately when established. The information on the productive forest area is checked if errors are suspected. Examples: i) If a forest property has commercial felling and does not have a forest area. ii) If a large forest property does not have commercial felling.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any respondent.

Comparability over time and space

The statistics on forest properties are comparable with statistics from the Census of Forestry 1967 and the Censuses of Agriculture and Forestry 1979 and 1989. They are also essentially comparable with statistics from the Sample Survey of Agriculture and Forestry in the 1990s and in 2000 and 2004. The number of forest properties has fallen from 128 300 in 1967 to 116 502 in 2005. The Censuses of Agriculture and Forestry 1979 and 1989 calculated 120 900 and 125 500 forest properties respectively. It has been difficult to trace all small-sized properties without commercial felling. In some regions it is difficult to assess whether the areas are productive or not. As from 2011, carteographic analysis are used to decide the properties and the number of properties increased to 131 800 properties. After a review of the properties that fullfill the requirement, the total in 2014 came to 128 200. This causes difficulties when comparing the number of forest properties over time.

Statistics are published for both forest properties and personal forest owners.  The following is a brief explanation of the relationship between these units: a forest property is the forest owners' total productive forest area within a municipality. A forest owner may own forest properties in more than one municipality. Therefore the number of forest owners is less than the number of forest properties with a personal forest owner. About 113 000 forest properties with a personal owner are registered in The Farm Register. Out of the personal forest owners, almost 3 000 are deceased, living abroad or lacking information. The statistics on incomes are based on the personal forest owners that are alive.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The main concern is the quality of productive forest area. In the cadastre, 920 000 decares productive forest area are not linked to a title number of a holding number, and will not be included in the statistics. Furthermore, errors may arise when data are entered into the various administrative registers. Including 2010, 2-3 per cent of the quantity of commercial roundwood felled is not linked to any forest property. As from 2011, the Forest Trust Fund is used as source for roundwood cut. The new source also includes energy woood and some assortments that are removed from the statististics on commercial roundwood removals.

Revision

Not relevant

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