25 per cent had additional income
In 2007, 25 per cent of the forest owners were engaged in some sort of supplementary industry in addition to traditional forestry. Selling hunting and fishing rights was the most common additional activity.
In 2007, 20 058 forest properties were engaged in some sort of supplementary industry. In this context, supplementary industry refers to an activity that utilises the properties' resources in the forest and other outlying fields. The most common activities were selling hunting and fishing rights, leasing out sites and renting out cabins. Three in four properties with a productive forest area between 5 000 and 19 999 decares had supplementary industry in 2007, while 92 per cent of the forest properties with at least 20 000 decares of productive forest area had these industries.
Variation in gross income
In total, the gross income from supplementary industries constituted around NOK 900 million in 2007. In general, there was considerable variation in the size of gross income among the properties. Nearly 85 per cent of the properties had gross income lower than NOK 50 000, whereas 2 per cent had gross income higher than NOK 500 000. On average, the gross income was NOK 45 000 per property with supplementary industry.
For other domains of the Sample Survey of Forestry 2008, the differences between preliminary and final figures are insignificant.
Forest properties included in the statistics
As from 2008, the Sample Survey of Forestry 2008 includes properties with at least 100 decares of productive forest area. Until 2004, forest properties with at least 25 decares of productive forest area were included in the statistics.
- Table 1 Removals for sale, by type and method of felling. 2007. Per cent
- Table 2 Labour input by county and size of productive forest area. 2007. Man-hours
- Table 3 Forest area planted or seeded by county and productive forest area. 2007
- Table 4 Forest area with young forest tended, by county and size of productive forest area. 2007
- Table 5 Profitable area as part of productive forest area, by county and productive forest area. 2007. Per cent
- Table 6 Gross income for 2007 in suplementary industries that utilise the properties' area and resources in forest and other outfields. NOK 1 000 exclusive value added tax