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Forest roads

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Key figures

130

kilometres whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries finished in 2019

Kilometres of forest roads finished and approved1
20192018 - 20192009 - 2019
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 roads13038.388.4
Roads rebuilt36027.255.2
 
Winter roads for lorries and roads for tractors
New roads137-12.7-52.9
Roads rebuilt6076.5-34.1

See selected tables from this statistics

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
2018249 429
2019249 907
2020249 606
 
2020
Østfold (-2019)1 673
Akershus and Oslo2 773
Hedmark (-2019)11 804
Oppland (-2019)6 654
Buskerud (-2019)6 218
Vestfold (-2019)1 240
Telemark (-2019)4 876
Aust-Agder (-2019)2 342
Vest-Agder (-2019)747
Rogaland492
Hordaland (-2019)940
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)632
Møre og Romsdal1 018
Trøndelag - Trööndelage5 853
Nordland1 085
Troms - Romsa (-2019)1 025
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)234

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.
200926327221810014969
20102883381288416647
201130733710711719665
2012390387411129168102
201337139518812417997
2014342350253156216122
201546246840216827289
2016421424353204299134
2017463462479180317115
2018570573514195318129
2019543565309151369102

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
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
2019295 364265 54129 823105 942
 
2019
Østfold (-2019)20 62720 2783495 621
Akershus and Oslo7 1507 120302 061
Hedmark (-2019)35 35133 5991 7529 257
Oppland (-2019)43 73641 3062 43014 834
Buskerud (-2019)22 40520 3572 0487 604
Vestfold (-2019)5 4234 7806431 467
Telemark (-2019)13 75511 7861 9694 107
Aust-Agder (-2019)22 31617 0485 2687 476
Vest-Agder (-2019)28 30418 4759 8298 258
Rogaland6 9154 8712 0442 962
Hordaland (-2019)15 90715 90705 154
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)3 2452 8533921 360
Møre og Romsdal12 87012 3025684 601
Trøndelag - Trööndelage45 51245 11040225 716
Nordland5 6594 5411 1181 028
Troms - Romsa (-2019)5 7634 7829814 231
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)4264260205

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)
20093276923250629191
201039183300455188112
20113647824935615542
20124429226447818978
20134418231447919558
20144387036443617569
201553410533542416572
201653411541242515668
201748710338844117251
20184929428338915734
201955013036041913760
 
2019
Østfold (-2019)411322911
Akershus and Oslo17125200
Hedmark (-2019)96285530132
Oppland (-2019)8510112751711
Buskerud (-2019)6464647916
Vestfold (-2019)1442912
Telemark (-2019)1942343275
Aust-Agder (-2019)5551777257
Vest-Agder (-2019)50136863011
Rogaland8241450
Hordaland (-2019)1183000
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)720310
Møre og Romsdal2568821
Trøndelag - Trööndelage392522101
Nordland805641
Troms - Romsa (-2019)9310922
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)200000

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

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