Highest timber cuts in 25 years
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Commercial roundwood removals. 9.8 million cubic metres cut for sale in 2014.

Commercial roundwood removals2014, final figures



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Highest timber cuts in 25 years

A total of 9.8 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood were cut for sale in 2014; an increase of 900 000 cubic metres from 2013. In the same period, the average price increased by 13 per cent.

Commercial roundwood removals
2014Price change, per cent
1000 cubic metresNOK per cubic metre2013 - 20142009 - 2014
Total9 7723491314
Saw logs3 9834521617
Pulpwood2 941216-1-11
Unsorted saw logs386330115
Saw logs1 3494621616
Unsorted saw logs56302-8-3
Saw logs3283-17-33
Unsorted saw logs........

The quantity of timber cut for sale in 2014 is the highest since the end of the 1980s.

Better prices

Forest owners obtained an average price of NOK 349 per cubic metre roundwood sold in 2014, compared with NOK 309 in 2013.

The aggregated gross value of roundwood sold to the manufacturing industry in 2014 amounted to NOK 3.4 billion. In 2013, the corresponding figure was NOK 2.7 billion.

The major part was spruce

In 2014, spruce made up three quarters of the total removals and pine constituted one quarter. The volume of broad leaved came to 1 per cent.

One third exported

External trade figures show that 3.3 million cubic metres of timber were exported in 2014, which is one third of all timber cut for sale in this period.