Forest utilisation rate in 2005 (annual increment in growing stock as a percentage of annual felling) for countries in the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)
- The ratio of felling to increment is relatively stable at around 60 %, being higher than 80 % only in Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic and Sweden.
- The utilisation rate varies considerebly between countries, byt remains generelly below the sustainable limit of 100 % (EEA, 2009).
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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