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Broad-leaved stock doubles in 20 years
According to calculations from the National Forest Inventory, the total growing stock in Norwegian forests is 894 million cubic metres. During the last 20 years, the broad-leaved stock has doubled, while the volume of the conifer forest has increased by 45 per cent.
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|2011 - 2012||2004 - 2012|
Out of the total growing stock, 801 million cubic metres belong to the productive forest area. The annual increment in productive forest amounted to 23.4 million cubic metres; of which 18.2 million cubic metres is conifer forest. The annual increment in total was 25.3 million cubic metres.
Spruce most common
Spruce is the most common species of tree, with 43 per cent of growing stock, followed by pine with 31 per cent and broad-leaved with 25 per cent.
Increased productive forest area
The productive forest area is estimated at 83 497 square kilometres, or a quarter of the Norwegian land area. Protected and other closed-off areas of productive forest are not included. The total area of unproductive forest and other forest land was 55 038 square kilometres.