FO5 Forest roads

A Forest road is a road that has been built to provide access for forestry related vehicles into forest areas that were previously difficult to reach by heavy machinery. The building of new forest roads is subsidised by the government. Many other roads than purpose-built forest roads serve as access roputes into forests.


A) Lenght of forest roads (km)

Year
New roads
per year
Total length of forest roads
  Year
New roads
per year
Total length of forest roads
1950
243
243
  1981
3 648
62 750
1951
184
427
  1982
4 661
67 411
1952
303
730
  1983
4 316
71 727
1953
323
1 053
  1984
4 827
76 554
1954
464
1 517
  1985
3 945
80 499
1955
484
2 001
  1986
3 938
84 437
1956
630
2 631
  1987
3 714
88 151
1957
717
3 348
  1988
3 827
91 978
1958
643
3 991
  1989
3 822
95 800
1959
698
4 689
  1990
3 287
99 087
1960
773
5 462
  1991
3 715
102 802
1961
935
6 397
  1992
3 650
106 452
1962
1 127
7 524
  1993
4 001
110 453
1963
1 310
8 834
  1994
2 970
113 423
1964
1 224
10 058
  1995
2 569
115 992
1965
1 573
11 631
  1996
1 842
117 834
1966
1 590
13 221
  1997
1 952
119 786
1967
2 109
15 330
  1998
1 676
121 462
1968
2 779
18 109
  1999
1 858
123 320
1969
2 710
20 819
  2000
1 385
124 705
1970
2 729
23 548
  2001
1 604
126 309
1971
2 537
26 085
  2002
1 306
127 615
1972
2 963
29 048
  2003
977
128 592
1973
2 940
31 988
  2004
831
129 423
1974
2 305
34 293
  2005
790
130 213
1975
3 750
38 043
  2006
793
131 006
1976
3 732
41 775
  2007
852
131 858
1977
4 361
46 136
  2008
826
132 684
1978
4 432
50 568
  2009
857
133 541
1979
4 009
54 577
  2010
740
134 281
1980
4 525
59 102
  2011
652
134 933
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