Increase in harvesting and fuel consumption in forestry activity by business entities compared to 2017
The total fuel consumption for forestry activity in forestry enterprises in 2018 was about 6.9 million litres (gasoline and diesel), or 11% more than in the previous year (mainly due to higher quantity of felled, harvested and transported wood). Of this, the share of fuel consumption for felling, harvesting and manufacturing of wood categories was about 45%. The share of road transport of wood was 44%, while the other forestry services, such as forest cultivation, construction and maintenance of forest roads, and passenger car transport, consumed less fuel.
In 2018 the number of machinery and equipment in forestry enterprises increased
According to the statistical survey on forestry activity, in 2018 the forestry enterprises used about 680 forestry tractors adapted to work in the forest, of which the share of wheeled tractors was the highest (about 62%). The number of trucks (trucks with forestry upgrade and loading equipment, trucks for hauling and dump trucks) increased. The number of other machinery and equipment also increased over the previous year.
Corrected data on harvesting and timber transport for 2017
Due to a mistake, we corrected the data on harvesting and timber transport for 2017. It was a technical error, because we accidentally confused the categories harvesting and timber transport in the SiStat Database.
The corrected data are published in the SiStat Database. We apologize for the inconvenience.