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Forest properties

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125 164

forest properties

Forest properties and productive forest area
2019
Number of propertiesShareProductive forest areaShare
In total125 164100.069 985 224100.0
Productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares42 27733.82 373 5653.4
100-249 decares32 88226.35 384 4497.7
250-499 decares21 76817.47 737 46511.1
500-999 decares15 42112.310 803 85615.4
1 000-1 999 decares7 9766.410 972 56515.7
2 000-4 999 decares3 6082.910 620 32415.2
5 000-19 999 decares1 0000.88 701 04512.4
20 000 decares or more2320.213 391 95419.1

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Table 1 
Forest Trust Fund. Balance payment and disbursement of fund, by county and productive forest area. NOK 1 000

Forest Trust Fund. Balance payment and disbursement of fund, by county and productive forest area. NOK 1 000
[Balance per 01.01Gross value, industrial roundwood removalsPaid-up Forest Trust FundDisbursed Forest Trust FundDisbursed Forest Trust Fund without tax benefitDisbursed Forest Trust Fund with 85 % tax benefit
2019
The whole country1 876 1954 755 462720 839470 5242 198468 326
County
Østfold (-2019)162 636336 40351 79034 9174834 869
Oslo and Akershus (-2019)159 251431 24962 63631 59233531 257
Hedmark (-2019)370 8201 353 148176 588134 005654133 350
Oppland (-2019)240 828620 67197 46462 04222961 813
Buskerud (-2019)224 534486 30576 84851 22011951 101
Vestfold (-2019)95 550174 75634 45721 9163621 880
Telemark (-2019)123 792302 72155 58232 29918932 110
Aust-Agder (-2019)87 746176 21533 52225 0755825 017
Vest-Agder (-2019)69 728184 74033 38322 3146422 250
Rogaland22 49566 91910 7055 66105 661
Hordaland (-2019)46 51582 73110 3827 620267 594
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)26 78943 9764 4352 199212 179
Møre og Romsdal49 55494 68013 4546 28806 288
Trøndelag - Trööndelage161 701321 02552 48630 98020930 770
Nordland29 24772 0916 5042 226642 162
Troms - Romsa (-2019)4 4886 9795351910191
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)52385368000

Table 2 
Forest properties in combination with agricultural holding, by county and size of productive forest area

Forest properties in combination with agricultural holding, by county and size of productive forest area1
With agricultural holding in totalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20000 decares or more
1[Property in The Farm Register with at least 25 decares productive forest area. A forest property includes the total productive forest area owned by one owner within a municipality.
2019
The whole country31 0146 2647 6306 6365 5353 2091 40430828
County
Østfold (-2019)1 82237752938429415562::
Oslo and Akershus (-2019)1 61033843036727512855143
Hedmark (-2019)2 4314604784644173142038213
Oppland (-2019)3 656703872765648428:50:
Buskerud (-2019)1 838245387378378250:43:
Vestfold (-2019)1 1133093472101646023--
Telemark (-2019)1 159168195203249194119283
Aust-Agder (-2019)5966787931141219618-
Vest-Agder (-2019)944119184226257:29::
Rogaland2 129747606369256:30:-
Hordaland (-2019)2 55160980262338910919--
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)2 303520653606:133296:
Møre og Romsdal1 917399533419356170373-
Trøndelag - Trööndelage4 6797179691 028:67629836:
Nordland1 456328340311280154394-
Troms - Romsa (-2019)7371141951841517021:-
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)7344236-----

Table 3 
Forest properties with commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property.

Forest properties with commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property.1
In totalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000 - 1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 decares or more
1The figures are given by the Register of Timber Trade and Diverted Trust Fund (VSOP)
The whole country
201513 9651 3542 2842 6712 9212 2981 634629174
201614 0371 4312 3072 6742 8952 3571 584621168
201713 6831 4942 3572 4882 7822 2251 546608183
201813 6881 4542 2832 5402 8712 2291 528604179
201913 8731 3752 2382 6072 9352 3211 593636168
County
2019
Østfold (-2019)98410118620921914980346
Oslo and Akershus (-2019)94399170197197138784420
Hedmark (-2019)2 50832138537540537735221974
Oppland (-2019)1 6391852522833352831968817
Buskerud (-2019)1 4511162022413182572099810
Vestfold (-2019)565861511221105931....
Telemark (-2019)972621091392212071655712
Aust-Agder (-2019)642224378128159175370
Vest-Agder (-2019)84658130223258141......
Rogaland1903043413927....0
Hordaland (-2019)387621121236123600
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)3436099985227..0..
Møre og Romsdal450549092113..25..0
Trøndelag - Trööndelage1 519852052843723081994620
Nordland35727548588722155
Troms - Romsa (-2019)77771719..7..0
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)000000000

Table 4 
Commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property. Cubic metre

Commercial roundwood removals, by county and size of property. Cubic metre1
TotalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 decares or more
1Includes properties with at least 25 decares productive forest area. Figures on roundwood removals are based on data from The Forest Trust Fund.
The whole country
201510 114 263424 435923 8331 331 5211 605 7651 525 1071 525 8091 262 6021 515 191
201610 167 326496 355990 9001 372 8661 527 8021 650 1051 515 6051 174 0501 439 643
201710 515 878504 8171 051 4551 293 1531 669 3151 662 1631 569 3241 184 8681 580 783
201810 978 200525 4681 113 9551 391 4291 843 4171 715 8141 636 6571 302 7421 448 718
201911 231 975496 5371 015 4551 442 2221 987 6781 761 7501 690 1411 413 0351 425 157
County
Østfold (-2019)746 06032 29291 939123 799173 289139 23184 35073 36727 793
Oslo and Akershus (-2019)988 95735 05695 143153 754172 983132 520111 767125 376162 358
Hedmark (-2019)2 999 144117 002177 436228 219319 965324 775448 067571 677812 003
Oppland (-2019)1 456 00173 638128 147173 052251 583262 247233 376208 574125 384
Buskerud (-2019)1 168 85437 17182 943127 294208 754200 346232 884222 29257 170
Vestfold (-2019)437 19130 09663 77874 65899 49056 42537 304::
Telemark (-2019)760 52318 92051 40963 933145 157148 599153 46495 48183 560
Aust-Agder (-2019)444 4495 24614 38635 50765 926109 076162 98851 320-
Vest-Agder (-2019)437 64318 59361 82197 711140 24086 235:::
Rogaland155 19218 22633 47538 32635 47819 964::-
Hordaland (-2019)217 33030 18063 53575 10135 55610 0282 930--
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)111 45618 51322 29334 75617 07016 661:-:
Møre og Romsdal245 85124 62633 56944 96461 566:24 209:-
Trøndelag - Trööndelage809 70527 17667 911120 644197 774152 947129 39544 67869 180
Nordland213 0238 71425 72545 70845 16839 91517 5607 04923 184
Troms - Romsa (-2019)40 5961 0881 9454 79617 679:9 075:-
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)000000000

Table 5 
Forest properties by county and size class

Forest properties by county and size class1
TotalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 or more
1Property in The Farm Register with at least 25 decares productive forest area. A forest property includes the total productive forest area owned by one owner within a municipality.
2019
The whole country125 16442 27732 88221 76815 4217 9763 6081 000232
County
Østfold (-2019)4 9511 6551 348878594316109456
Oslo and Akershus (-2019)5 1561 8981 3468845722631125922
Hedmark (-2019)10 3833 6922 3181 5331 15277554428782
Oppland (-2019)10 8583 7152 8511 8021 25871636812523
Buskerud (-2019)7 4081 9821 7991 2561 14966940213813
Vestfold (-2019)3 3431 3389905163131275153
Telemark (-2019)6 5761 6661 3981 1791 0257534518915
Aust-Agder (-2019)4 6081 274932678:602409::
Vest-Agder (-2019)6 3361 6931 6551 3721 10142091::
Rogaland4 8902 0441 354759..20857..-
Hordaland (-2019)9 4663 5592 9271 70996125753--
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)7 2872 5302 1031 473:2795612:
Møre og Romsdal9 0783 4442 5511 5621 040396805-
Trøndelag - Trööndelage14 1913 9273 2632 6932 1851 32562412945
Nordland11 2094 0833 0661 9841 3305931232010
Troms - Romsa (-2019)8 9793 4402 8981 47679827775105
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)4453378314:-3:4

Table 6 
Productive forest area by county and size class in decares

Productive forest area by county and size class in decares1
TotalSize class by productive forest area in decares
25-99 decares100-249 decares250-499 decares500-999 decares1000-1999 decares2000-4999 decares5000-19999 decares20 000 decares or more
1Includes properties in The Farm Register with at least 25 decares productive forest area.
2019
The whole country69 985 2242 373 5655 384 4497 737 46510 803 85610 972 56510 620 3248 701 04513 391 954
County
Østfold (-2019)2 333 13793 346221 134311 493410 034440 132328 809369 726158 463
Oslo and Akershus (-2019)3 267 979106 862218 069315 825398 730366 066339 236526 669996 523
Hedmark (-2019)12 717 463199 316375 986547 150826 6721 092 4771 668 5042 728 4565 278 903
Oppland (-2019)6 495 851212 476465 534635 826894 975989 5531 100 8791 064 1731 132 437
Buskerud (-2019)5 501 633113 514294 858451 552817 740934 2621 229 6031 121 457538 648
Vestfold (-2019)1 268 00675 140161 305181 360215 231163 181144 68758 670268 433
Telemark (-2019)5 162 03992 933228 817425 537730 8101 047 7931 308 002744 332583 816
Aust-Agder (-2019)3 549 82669 945152 945241 402:851 3781 215 871505 885:
Vest-Agder (-2019)2 471 03399 173275 123493 777764 340555 019239 234::
Rogaland1 377 618111 173220 618266 609:279 449152 905:0
Hordaland (-2019)2 432 617201 123480 205598 483662 108344 258146 44100
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)2 275 736144 691344 636521 238:373 717164 98388 577:
Møre og Romsdal2 660 568192 014415 794551 147718 376534 099217 03132 1070
Trøndelag - Trööndelage10 546 899221 404541 812973 7941 537 9261 828 2421 818 3221 138 0202 487 380
Nordland4 511 070225 681502 303702 140916 983804 845327 453163 847867 819
Troms - Romsa (-2019)2 652 878197 845472 937515 630542 506368 095210 59291 631253 642
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)760 87116 93112 3734 505:07 773:689 526

About the statistics

The statistics provide an overview of both the forest properties and forestry as an industry.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Forest property
Property with at least 25 decares of productive forest area. Property parcels belonging to the same owner within one municipality are treated as one property.

Personal forest owner
Forest owner owning forest area as an individual owner. Forest areas owned jointly by several individuals are included for one of the owners; the reference owner.

Legal owners
Central government, the Educational Fund, common forest owned by the central government (Statsallmenning), common forest not owned by the central government (Bygdeallmenning), limited company, foundation, municipality etc.

Standard classifications

Classification of forest properties by size class

Administrative information

Name and topic

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

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

County level.

Frequency and timeliness

The statistics are published yearly.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Edited microdata are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of these statistics is to provide an overview of both the forest properties and forestry as an industry. Since 2006, Statistics Norway has published annual statistics for all forest properties by merging data from different administrative data sources. Prior to this, statistics for all forest properties were only available based on full censuses, the last of which was in 1989.

Users and applications

The main users of the statistics are professional forestry organisations, The Ministry of Agriculture and Food and various research and educational institutions.

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

Statistics Norway has yearly statistics on commercial roundwood removals and silviculture based on the same sources as these statistics. Linking the Farm Register with these sources makes it possible to publish figures on commercial removals and silviculture by the size of the productive forest area of the properties and the forest owners' productive forest area.

The National Forest Inventory also publishes figures on the productive forest area in Norway. The inventory estimates a productive forest area that is more than 10 per cent larger than the aggregated areas from the forest properties. The National Forest Inventory estimates the area based on sample plots.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1 and 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Including 2010, the statistics comprise all properties in the Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority with at least 25 decares of productive forest area.

As from 2011, the number of forest properties and productive forest area are based on new cartographic data analyses and data on owners and properties from the cadastre in combination with data from the Farm register.

Some forest owners are represented in the Farm Register with more than one property within one municipality. In these cases, the properties owned by the same owner are merged into one property within the municipality. Thus the statistics on forest properties up to and including 2011 will include fewer units than the Farm Register. As from 2012 the number of forest properties incresed.

Common forests owned by the central government (Statsallmenning) will always be counted as one single property.

Data sources and sampling

The statistics are derived from existing administrative data files.

Carteographic data and data on forest owners and properties from the cadastre (Land register) are combiined with The Farm Register of the Norwegian Agriculture Agency, and serves as the backbone of the statistics. The information from the Farm Register is combined with information at property level from different data sources such as the Register of Timber Trade and Diverted Trust Fund, and the Forest Trust Fund.

The statistics are derived from the whole population of forest properties.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The statistics are based on linked data files that were edited separately when established. The information on the productive forest area is checked if errors are suspected. Examples: i) If a forest property has commercial felling and does not have a forest area. ii) If a large forest property does not have commercial felling.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any respondent.

Comparability over time and space

The statistics on forest properties are comparable with statistics from the Census of Forestry 1967 and the Censuses of Agriculture and Forestry 1979 and 1989. They are also essentially comparable with statistics from the Sample Survey of Agriculture and Forestry in the 1990s and in 2000 and 2004. The number of forest properties has fallen from 128 300 in 1967 to 116 502 in 2005. The Censuses of Agriculture and Forestry 1979 and 1989 calculated 120 900 and 125 500 forest properties respectively. It has been difficult to trace all small-sized properties without commercial felling. In some regions it is difficult to assess whether the areas are productive or not. As from 2011, carteographic analysis are used to decide the properties and the number of properties increased to 131 800 properties. After a review of the properties that fullfill the requirement, the total in 2014 came to 128 200. This causes difficulties when comparing the number of forest properties over time.

Statistics are published for both forest properties and personal forest owners.  The following is a brief explanation of the relationship between these units: a forest property is the forest owners' total productive forest area within a municipality. A forest owner may own forest properties in more than one municipality. Therefore the number of forest owners is less than the number of forest properties with a personal forest owner. About 113 000 forest properties with a personal owner are registered in The Farm Register. Out of the personal forest owners, almost 3 000 are deceased, living abroad or lacking information. The statistics on incomes are based on the personal forest owners that are alive.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The main concern is the quality of productive forest area. In the cadastre, 920 000 decares productive forest area are not linked to a title number of a holding number, and will not be included in the statistics. Furthermore, errors may arise when data are entered into the various administrative registers. Including 2010, 2-3 per cent of the quantity of commercial roundwood felled is not linked to any forest property. As from 2011, the Forest Trust Fund is used as source for roundwood cut. The new source also includes energy woood and some assortments that are removed from the statististics on commercial roundwood removals.

Revision

Not relevant