Ownership Structure

Page last reviewed/updated 07/12/2012

50% of Sweden’s forests are owned by private individuals, 25% by large forest companies and 25% by the state and other public organizations. A major part of the mountain forest is state-owned.

The average size of a privately owned forest is roughly 50 hectares. In total, there are about 350 000 private forestowners in Sweden, of whom 70% live on their properties.

ownership of forest land


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