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Factors Affecting Swedish Forest Property Prices

Carlsson, Sofia and Lönnstedt, Lars and Sundelin, Torbjörn (2014). Factors Affecting Swedish Forest Property Prices. Open Journal of Forestry. 4 :4 , 363-378
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Historically the price of a forest estate has, at least in Sweden, been closely related to the financial return from the estate, but this connection no longer seems to be that strong, other factors that previously had limited influence on prices now add to the price. Factors like site productivity and age distribution affect the financial return of a forest estate but is it obvious that these factors still influence prices as they once did? Over the last 20 years, the price of forest estates has increased dramatically. If development of prices has led to a weakened connection between return and price, could this be explained by the fact that previously price affecting factors have less weight when valuing forest estates? The purpose of the study was therefore to investigate how a number of factors influence the forest estate price; including site productivity and age distribution. The results shows that neither site productivity, nor age distribution have a significant impact on the forest estate price. What mainly influence the prices seems to be the standing forest volume on the estate and region. The development of the prices seems not only to have influenced the relationship between the return from the forest and the prices, but also minimized the influence of factors like age distribution and site productivity. This means that estates that are bought within the same region, at the same price per cubic meter, can have considerably different potential to gain financial return.

Authors/Creators:Carlsson, Sofia and Lönnstedt, Lars and Sundelin, Torbjörn
Title:Factors Affecting Swedish Forest Property Prices
Series Name/Journal:Open Journal of Forestry
Year of publishing :2014
Page range:363-378
Number of Pages:16
Publisher:Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:Bidding, Faustman, Forest Estate, Market Value, Net Present Value, Standing Volume, Value, Winner’s Curse, Standing Volume, Value, Winner’s Curse
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ID Code:13185
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Products (until 180101)
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Deposited On:04 Apr 2016 09:51
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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