A look at the primary economy in Switzerland

Economic valuation of standing timber stock in Switzerland

A look at the primary economy in Switzerland

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Forests cover 30% of Switzerland's territory, with a volume of standing timber of almost 430 million m3. Over 60% of this stock of living trees could be used while covering the operating costs, representing a potential value of CHF 8.8bn in 2014. This economic potential is greatly influenced by the timber market and the valuation is made independently of Swiss legislation governing forest operations. For the first time in Switzerland, the Federal Statistical Office has carried out an economic valuation of the standing timber stock and its fluctuations, incorporating the results of the National Forestry Inventory into the Economic Accounts for Forestry.

Language EN
Other languages IT , FR , DE
Type Publication
Published on 30.06.2016
Published by Federal Statistical Office
Copyright Federal Statistical Office
Terms of Use OPEN-BY-ASK
Theme Agriculture and forestry
Price Free
FSO number 1129-1600
Bibliographical references BiBTeX / RIS
Survey, statistics Forestry accounting
Swiss Forestry Statistics
Associated documents Economic valuation of standing timber stock in Switzerland



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