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Skogens produktionsvärden och dess betydelse för Sveriges ekonomi
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The forest is characterized by many different values such as those related to forest productivity which are of a big importance for Swedish economy. History has proved that forest resources had helped the country in the transition from the agricultural to the industrial society. Today Swedish forest industry is among the strongest in Europe and significantly contributing to the Swedish export. The industry provides many direct and indirect job opportunities and is one of the biggest employers in the industry sector. It is also worth to notice that the forest can also generate an additional income for the owners, even if the forestry isn’t their primary income source. In this paper I have analyzed the production values of the forest, their influence on current forest industry, and their economic importance for Sweden both on national level and in an international context. Additionally I have studied historical importance of forestry and job opportunities. The forest sector is constantly developing and the forest can even contribute to countries transition into a bio-based society for example by processing of timber based products in chemical industry. The analysis is based on literature review, combined with secondary data from trade association statistical yearbooks and other statistical sources.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 47 p.
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90214OAI: diva2:726450
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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