Sweden

Sweden

Nearly 70% of Sweden’s land area is forested, almost half of which is plantations. Forest cover has remained unchanged between 1990 and 2015 (FAO, 2015).

Illegal logging is not a significant problem in Sweden. The country has a voluntary public procurement policy for legal timber (Brack, 2014). As an EU Member State, Sweden is required to implement the EU Timber Regulation, which came into force in March 2013.