Sweden’s stocks of roundwood and wood chips fall 6% in 1Q/2016

Wooden bridge over Nätraån in Bjästa, Sweden. Photo: Kristofer Lönnå/ Swedish Wood

Sweden’s stocks of coniferous saw logs, pulpwood and wood chips fell 6% to 9.6 million m³ (solid volume excluding bark) compared to the same period in 2015 as of end March, according to the Swedish Forest Agency.

Stock volumes of coniferous saw logs are estimated at 3.8 million m³, a 7% decline compared to the same period last year. The stock volumes of coniferous saw logs increased in wood balance regions 2 and 3.The largest stock volume of 1.3 million m³ is in wood balance region 1, which is in the northern part of Sweden.

The stock volumes of wood chips is estimated to 0.7 million m³. This is a decline by 23% compared to 31 March 2015.


Source: Lesprom Network