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Norwegian 2016 timber cut for sale highest on record

Staff Writer |
A total of 10.4 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood were cut for sale in 2016; an increase of 186 000 cubic metres compared with 2015.

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In the same period, the average price decreased by 4 percent. Apart from the working year of 1989/90, the quantity of timber cut for sale in 2016 is the highest on record.

The aggregated gross value of roundwood sold to the manufacturing industry in 2016 amounted to NOK 3.4 billion. Forest owners obtained an average price of NOK 325 per cubic metre of roundwood sold, compared with NOK 339 in 2015.

External trade figures show that 3.5 million cubic metres of timber were exported in 2016, which is 34 percent of all timber cut for sale this year.


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