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Slight increase in purchase prices of round timber
Compared to the 1st half of 2017, in the 2nd half of the year the average purchase prices of round timber in Latvia increased.
The Statistical Yearbook of Latvia is the most exhaustive annual publication of statistical information on the national economy and socio-economic processes in the country. The publication reflects data on 2016 compared to previous years.
The text, tables and graphs of the informative leaflet cover the key statistics on forest areas, forest areas by form of ownership, age structure of forest stands, forest areas by main tree species, felling areas and standing timber, forestry costs, purchase prices of coniferous and deciduous sawlogs, forest fires, protection of state hunting resources, and game animals.
Forest regeneration costs have dropped in 2016
In 2016 the average forest regeneration costs, depending on the forest land quality group*, varied between 551 and 600 euros per hectare (in 2015, these costs constituted 620–687 euros per hectare).
The brochure contains tables and graphs depicting information on the social and economic situation in Latvia. The data are based on the provisional statistical information and covers the year 2016 in comparison with the previous years.
Round timber prices keep declining
Compared to the 1st half of 2016, in the 2nd half the average purchase prices of round timber kept declining, moreover, price drop has been recorded for the three recent years.
In its content the yearbook is the most extensive annual publication that offers a broad picture of social and economic phenomena and processes in the country. Publication includes data on 2015 compared to previous years.
The text, tables and graphs of the informative leaflet provide key statistical data on forest area, forest by ownership form, forest stand age structure, area by main tree species, felling areas and stock volume in regions under state jurisdiction, forestry costs, purchase prices of sawlogs of coniferous and deciduous trees, forest fires, state hunting resources protection, game animals.
Forest regeneration costs have increased in 2015
In 2012, the average forest regeneration costs, depending on the forest land quality group1, varied between 620 and 687 euros per hectare. In 2014, these costs accounted for 558–662 euros per hectare.Forest regeneration costs include soil preparation costs and expenditure on growing and planting of seedlings.