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Increasing growth in Norwegian forests
According to calculations from the National Forest Inventory, the total growing stock in Norwegian forests is 929 million cubic metres. The stock is steadily increasing, and over the last ten years the volume has grown 26 per cent.
|1 000 cubic meter||Share||Change, per cent||Change, per cent|
|2013 - 2014||2005 - 2014|
Out of the total growing stock, 831 million cubic metres belong to the productive forest area.
The annual increment in total was 25.9 million cubic metres; the highest increment ever calculated.
In productive forest, the annual increment amounted to 23.9 million cubic metres; of which 18.8 million cubic metres is in conifer forest.
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 83 337 square kilometres, or one quarter of the Norwegian land area. Protected or other closed-off areas of productive forest are not included. The total area of unproductive forest and other forest land was 56 000 square kilometres.