Average logging costs
Data on felled areas and logging costs are used to estimate average logging prices (EUR/m3) in Latvia in both final and intermediate felling.
Concepts and definitions
Logging costs, EUR per m3 (excluding VAT)
Felling performed in forest stands till the production period (felling cycle) is reached.
Intermediate felling is broken down into thinning, reconstructive felling and sanitary clear felling.
Preparation of wood
Transportation of wood
Transportation of wood from felling area to accumulation terminal, processing or consumption site.
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data on logging production and felled areas are acquired with the help CSB annual statistical report form 1-forests "Report on forestry costs".
Economically active unites are surveyed in accordance with Cabinet Regulations No 305 of 18 April 2006 "Regulations regarding Cadastral Assessment".
Before 2007 the survey covered economically active statistical units, the economic activity of which in accordance with NACE Rev. 1.1. belonged to Forestry, logging and related service activities (Section 02).
Starting from 2008 economically active statistical units are surveyed in accordance with Nace Rev.2: Forestry and logging (Section 02, except Gathering of wild growing non-wood products). Units with NACE 02.10, 02.20 and turnover over 850 thsd euros, as well as units with NACE 02.40 and turnover over 300 thsd euros are taken from the Statistical Enterprise Register. JSC "Latvian State Forests", "Riga Forests" Ltd are always surveyed. Owners of forests with the area of over 50 ha are surveyed by a sample survey.
As of 2018, largest statistical units of Statistical Business Register (SBR) the turnover whereof accounts for 90 % of the NACE 02.10 class (main activity) turnover and largest statistical units the turnover whereof accounts for 70 % of the NACE 02.20 and 02.40 class (main activity) turnover.
Starting with 2019 forest owners are not surveyed anymore.
Largest statistical units with turnover of 90% of sector with NACE 02.10 turnover (Turnover is defined as 1-annual LKAU turnover. If turnover is empty, it is turn_2019. If turnover is empty and VAT_2019 is not empty, Turnover is defined as VAT_2019. If turnover is empty and turn_2018 is not empty, turnover is defined as turn_2018).
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The published data are final and are not revised.
Data on logging production and felled areas till 2007 were compiled by using Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE) Rev. 1.1, while starting from 2008 a NACE Rev. 2 is used.
Contact person on methodology
Environment and Energy Statistics Section