One in ten cut for sale
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
|25- 99||100- 249||250- 499||500- 999||1000- 1999||2000- 4999||5000- 19999||> 20000|
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
|Akershus and Oslo||623|
|Sogn og Fjordane||311|
|Møre og Romsdal||296|