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Forest roads

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Key figures

94

kilometres whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries finished in 2018

Kilometres of forest roads finished and approved1
20182017 - 20182008 - 2018
KmChange in per centChange in per cent
1Data on roads built without public subsidies are however somewhat incomplete. The data cover roads that are finished and approved during the report year.
Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries
New roads94-8.727.0
Roads rebuilt283-27.1-10.4
 
Winter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
New roads157-8.7-33.5
Roads rebuilt34-33.3-60.5

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Table 1 
Total road length of whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries

Total road length of whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries1
Kilometres
1Source: The Norwegian Mapping Authorityand the Norwegian Public Roads Administration
2At 1. January.
The whole country
2017249 361
2018249 429
2019249 907
 
2019
Østfold1 668
Akershus and Oslo3 077
Hedmark11 755
Oppland6 693
Buskerud6 211
Vestfold1 236
Telemark4 881
Aust-Agder2 346
Vest-Agder741
Rogaland482
Hordaland936
Sogn og Fjordane629
Møre og Romsdal1 014
Trøndelag5 839
Nordland1 091
Troms - Romsa1 058
Finnmark - Finnmárku250

Table 2 
Average expenditure for forest road constructions. NOK per metre

Average expenditure for forest road constructions. NOK per metre1
Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorriesWinter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
AllBuilt with public subsidiesBuilt without public subsidiesAllBuilt with public subsidiesBuilt without public subsidies
1[Comprise new constructions and roads rebuilt.
20082382551489612978
200926327221810014969
20102883381288416647
201130733710711719665
2012390387411129168102
201337139518812417997
2014342350253156216122
201546246840216827289
2016421424353204299134
2017463462479180317115
2018570573514195318129

Table 3 
Expenditure and public subsidies at construction of forest roads. NOK 1 000

Expenditure and public subsidies at construction of forest roads. NOK 1 000
ExpenditurePublic subsidies
TotalWhole-year roads and summer roads for lorriesWinter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
2008123 81392 89930 91438 001
2009117 01178 98238 02934 557
2010135 262110 04225 22041 966
2011123 263100 28722 97639 866
2012173 218138 92334 29555 902
2013178 392147 02631 36663 273
2014186 366148 35038 01660 963
2015243 172203 35839 81489 483
2016267 534221 77145 76398 021
2017267 307227 08940 21891 934
2018252 274214 95937 31592 567
 
2018
Østfold10 8668 8232 0432 489
Akershus and Oslo4 7264 3963301 089
Hedmark38 59937 5711 0289 886
Oppland13 59012 0391 5513 486
Buskerud25 53624 5779597 574
Vestfold13 65311 4892 1645 024
Telemark24 01421 1512 8636 907
Aust-Agder14 1189 9134 2055 105
Vest-Agder17 6809 7227 9584 782
Rogaland8 6264 6333 9932 753
Hordaland8 3757 2181 1573 705
Sogn og Fjordane13 53510 2943 2416 935
Møre og Romsdal8 8318 3684634 209
Trøndelag39 76538 4941 27122 073
Nordland4 1973 0351 1622 237
Troms - Romsa5 5452 7472 7983 882
Finnmark - Finnmárku618490128430

Table 4 
Forest roads finished and approved

Forest roads finished and approved
Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorriesWinter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
Number of roadsLength of roads newly completed (km)Length of roads rebuilt (km)Number of roadsLength of roads, newly completed (km)Length of roads rebuilt (km)
20084137431660923686
20093276923250629191
201039183300455188112
20113647824935615542
20124429226447818978
20134418231447919558
20144387036443617569
201553410533542416572
201653411541242515668
201748710338844117251
20184929428338915734
 
2018
Østfold205732120
Akershus and Oslo1029520
Hedmark111196224112
Oppland4962060177
Buskerud476352865
Vestfold211181032
Telemark34122773248
Aust-Agder4021527151
Vest-Agder306452192
Rogaland164314120
Hordaland1242411
Sogn og Fjordane178720111
Møre og Romsdal2548430
Trøndelag351142853
Nordland609340
Troms - Romsa113324143
Finnmark - Finnmárku8012100

About the statistics

The statistics gives an overview of kilometres of forest roads that are finished and approved during the report year, and are based on data from the Norwegian Agriculture Agency and their database on the Forest Trust Fund.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Forest roads

Includes whole-year roads, summer roads and winter roads for lorries and tractor roads.

Standard classifications

Classification of forest roads

Administrative information

Name and topic

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

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Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

County.

Frequency and timeliness

Årlig.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data sets are stored in Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information at the county level about the construction of forest roads. Statistics extend back to the working year 1932/33.

Users and applications

The statistics are used by public agencies (Ministries, county authorities), forest owner's organisations and research institutes. In recent years there has been increasing interest from environmental organizations. Results from the forest roads statistics are used in National accounts. The figures are also used annually in the publication National Resources and the Environment.

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

The Division for Environmental Statistics has estimated the total road area in Norway .

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, §§2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

In principle, the statistics cover all private forest roads. Data on roads built without public subsidies are however somewhat incomplete.

The data cover roads that are finished and approved during the report year.

Data sources and sampling

Data on roads built with subsidies or public loans come from the Forest Trust Fund (SKAS) database. The Norwegian Agriculture Agency keeps data on roads built without subsidies or loans manually.

Total census.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The statistical data on newly built and rebuilt forest roads built with subsidies are collected by the Forest Trust Fund (SKAS). The Norwegian Agriculture Agency extracts data from the database and forwards them to Statistics Norway. The County Department of Agricultural Affairs and the Norwegian Agriculture Agency reports roads built without subsidies to Statistics Norway.

If the data are unclear, The the Norwegian Agriculture Agency or County Department of Agricultural Affairs is contacted so that any errors can be corrected.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Initially, when the work on the statistics commenced, it was difficult to break down the data for each year. The overview of forest roads built before 1 July 1950 is therefore a summary of all forest roads built from the working year 1932/33 to 1 July 1950.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Data on roads built with subsidies are assumed to be complete. Data on roads built without subsidies may not be complete because not all road projects are reported. The collected data on forest road building is therefore regarded as minimum figures.

Revision

Not relevant